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Google Offers’ Nitin Mangtani Set to Keynote at ILM East

Here’s what we’ve been waiting to announce: Google Offers’ head Nitin Mangtani will join our great list of keynoters at ILM East March 26-28 in Boston. We believe Mangtani’s appearance marks one of the first public debuts of Google Offers,…

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Yelp Goes Live in Australia

Yelp launched its local review site in Australia today and cofounder Jeremy Stoppelman traveled to the country for the occasion. Since 2004 the company has accumulated a database of more than 22 million reviews, none of which has included Australian…

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NBCU To Launch ‘The 20’ Top Local Twitterers

Local media brands continue to look for ways to populate their sites with local bloggers and Twitterers. In return, they provide them with a bigger platform. The latest to jump into the game is NBC Universal, which paidContent reports has…

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Avvo Adds Local Doctor Ratings

Avvo, the Seattle-based vertical site that launched its lawyer ratings service in 2007, has now added doctor ratings, using the proceeds, in part, from a $10 million raise it did in March. In launching a doctors site, it goes head…

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MerchantCircle Launches Local Content Studio

MerchantCircle is joining the ranks of companies creating local and vertical content, including Demand Media, Associated Content, Examiner.com, AOL’s Seed and Patch, Perfect Market, Helium, Brafton Media and others. MerchantCircle’s new Local Content Studio is being led by Andy Halliday,…

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Allbritton’s TBD.com (and TBD TV) Launch in D.C.

The latest attempt to make hyperlocal a sustainable reality came today with Allbritton Communications’ launch of TBD.com, a hyper metro site for the Washington, D.C., area. Allbritton, which has sunk “under $5 million” into the project to date, hopes it…

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‘Sprichst du Yelp?’ Yelp Launches in Germany

Yelp has added to its international portfolio, following up on its May launch in France with a launch in Germany. Berlin and Munich are Yelp’s first German markets. Fifteen additional German markets have been seeded with “scout” reviews, but won’t…

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Helium Provides ‘Refereed’ Content for Local Media

Everyone is fighting for a better, more cost-efficient way of producing content for Web sites. But is the so-called “content mill” search optimized approach of a Demand Media, Associated Content or Examiner.com the only way to achieve this? Whether you…

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Helium Provides 'Refereed' Content for Local Media

Everyone is fighting for a better, more cost-efficient way of producing content for Web sites. But is the so-called “content mill” search optimized approach of a Demand Media, Associated Content or Examiner.com the only way to achieve this? Whether you…

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Praized Media Rolls Out ‘Needium’ for Social-Based Leads

Praized Media, recognizing that social-based media has largely moved from the blogosphere to social media sites during the past two years, has now rolled out “Needium,” a new semantic search site that crawls Facebook and Twitter for specific leads. “A…

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ReachLocal’s ‘Bizzy’ Launches in 3 Markets

ReachLocal has continued its efforts to add sticky usage for small businesses and diversify beyond reselling Google with the launch of “Bizzy” in New York, San Francisco and Dallas. Bizzy itself, which has a 21-person team, was launched by ReachLocal…

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ReachLocal’s 'Bizzy' Launches in 3 Markets

ReachLocal has continued its efforts to add sticky usage for small businesses and diversify beyond reselling Google with the launch of “Bizzy” in New York, San Francisco and Dallas. Bizzy itself, which has a 21-person team, was launched by ReachLocal…

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8coupons Launches The DealBot; Scans Web for Offers

8Coupons, the two-year-old New York-based coupon aggregator, today announced that it has launched The DealBot, which crawls the Web for specific deals. Deals found by The DealBot are added to 8coupons’ geolocated “MoneyMap” showing deals and merchant locations. Users can…

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Implications of Yelp’s Deal With OpenTable

As my colleague Mike Boland has reported, OpenTable has opened its network a bit, allowing registered Yelp users to directly make reservations from Yelp -- whether they have registered with OpenTable or not. Users who have registered with both services…

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Implications of Yelp's Deal With OpenTable

As my colleague Mike Boland has reported, OpenTable has opened its network a bit, allowing registered Yelp users to directly make reservations from Yelp -- whether they have registered with OpenTable or not. Users who have registered with both services…

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Yelp Has Reservations

From the "why didn't that happen years ago?" department, Yelp announced today it will integrate OpenTable reservations. According to the Yelp Blog: Logged in Yelp users are now able to easily book a reservation using this feature and you don't…

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HopStop Explores Local Potential of Transit Directions

Local consumers are presumably in buying mode when they are researching where to have dinner, attend an event or go to the movies. How about when they are researching directions to get there? In fact, mass transit directions in themselves…

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