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Krillion Powers Panasonic Product Search

Last week, Krillion took an evolutionary step by feeding its local product listings into TheFind.com. -- essentially becoming a data provider, in addition to a local product search destination. After talking with Krillion CEO Joel Toledano last week, it became…

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Judy's Book Closes Its Doors

I received an e-mail early this morning from Judy's Book COO Chris DeVore saying that the company will wrap up operations. This comes as a surprise, because it was in the middle of a model transition from review-centric local social…

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Judy’s Book Closes Its Doors

I received an e-mail early this morning from Judy's Book COO Chris DeVore saying that the company will wrap up operations. This comes as a surprise, because it was in the middle of a model transition from review-centric local social…

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ShopLocal Gets Personal

ShopLocal announced today that it will integrate social tools that allow users to establish an identity and share info and commentary on products. This is an interesting step for ShopLocal, which has already been known for some clever marketing tactics,…

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Wood-Lewis: Local Grayboxx Results ‘Bad Advice’

Grayboxx, which ranks local businesses based on the number of mentions they receive on online consumer services, has finally launched, almost a year after I first wrote about it. The service, which assumes that people generally only mention services they…

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Wood-Lewis: Local Grayboxx Results 'Bad Advice'

Grayboxx, which ranks local businesses based on the number of mentions they receive on online consumer services, has finally launched, almost a year after I first wrote about it. The service, which assumes that people generally only mention services they…

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Restaurant.com Drives New Eat-In Diners

Using the Web to drive customers to restaurants via online ads, 2-for-1 coupons, certificates, menus and/or reservations is a big idea that hasn’t totally arrived but is getting closer. There has definitely been some progress in the space. For instance,…

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Online and Offline Come Full Circle

We know well that online search has considerable effect on local offline purchasing behavior. Likewise, it's clear that the majority of retail purchases happen offline, while a growing percentage of research is occuring online. Now, iProspect has released interesting figures…

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LicketyShip: A Local Delivery Option for Recycler.com

Summary LicketyShip will announce a partnership with the Los Angeles Times-owned Recycler.com today to provide a same-day local delivery option for classified customers. This sounds ominously like bubble era companies that went bust, for example, Kozmo.com, which burned through more than…

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Krillion Adds Televisions as New Vertical

Fast moving product information Web site Krillion, recently written about here, today announced that it will add high-definition flat screen televisions to its millions of home appliance product listings. Its total product listings will now exceed half a billion. It…

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Localized Social Network for Girls Launches

Jitter Fingers, a social network for teen and “tween” girls looking for a secure and focused environment (i.e., away from the predators who lurk in MySpace), has launched a local beta version in Los Angeles. It expects to eventually launch…

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Krillion Localizes E-Commerce With SEO

Krillion, the retail search engine optimizer whose motto is “find national brands, locally,” is now getting 65,000 unique visitors per month and more than 200,000 page views to its appliances, the first of many planned verticals. A second vertical, still…

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