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Calacanis on Local Search

ILM:07 was fortunate to have Jason Calacanis, CEO of Mahalo, as a speaker. Always a straight shooter and a prolific blogger, Calacanis is very outspoken about his feelings about search, social media, SEO and local search. When asked about the…

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Cash Is King for Local Search Investors

Three investment heavyweights speaking today at the Interactive Local Media/SES Local conference in Los Angeles said the environment for funding is still attractive for early stage companies. However, the credit crunch looming over the market since August is having an…

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Globeandmail.com Comments on Comments

Angus Frame, editor of Globeandmail.com, presented an interesting CaseCamp study this evening in Toronto. He showed how the many twists and turns it took to implement one simple social media aspect to the site have paid off. Globeandmail.com launched its…

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New West: Tracking, Facilitating Rockies’ Growth

New West Publishing is a different kind of local company -- one that uses Web tools, journalism and themed conferences to track the development of an entire region: The Rockies. Launched by former Industry Standard editor Jonathan Weber -- a…

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ILM:07 Update: Google, Citysearch, Zillow +++

Big names, interesting people, compelling research. Forgive the commercial message here, but we’re set to deliver the goods at The Kelsey Group’s Interactive Local Media 2007 (ILM:07), Nov. 28-30 in L.A. I think there’s something for everyone. And this year,…

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ValPak.com Adds Web 2.0 Features

Coupon giant Valpak has overhauled its Web site using Ajax and other features to make its online coupons download faster and searchable by distance, maps and category. The overhaul is the 15-person division’s sixth since 1998. Valpak, "the blue envelope…

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When Will Yellow Pages Come to the Social?

Social networking has become and will continue to be one of the hottest trends on the Internet. The goal of social networks is to connect like-minded people based on their interests and often on their needs. In some cases social…

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Where 2.0: The ‘3D Data Arms Race’

Here at O’Reilly’s Where 2.0 conference in San Jose, an annual event for 800+ mashup developers, there’s no perspective yet on the importance of maps to the local ecosphere. But a picture is developing of a “3D Data arms race,”…

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Redesigns Aplenty

This week saw a healthy dose of Web site redesigns and feature enhancements. After Citysearch's landmark relaunch on Wednesday, Superpages.com has redesigned its search page (via Greg Sterling). Yell.com also earlier in the week launched a new look and feel…

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TechCrunch: Insider Pages Acquisition Set

TechCrunch published a report today that Insider Pages, the review site that has been actively shopped for some time, may have found a buyer for more than the $8.5 million it raised last March from Sequoia and Softbank Capital. I…

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FAST’s Enterprise Search and Local Apps

FAST put on its own kind of MacWorld this week in San Diego, evangelizing the way to its "enterprise search" solutions for every kind of customer, including major local players such as MediaNews Group, The Washington Post, InfoSpace, Scandinavian publishing…

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J-Lab Survey: Citizen Journalists in for Long Haul

In the wake of the hard knocks reported by community journalism sites such as Backfence, and social review sites such as Judy's Book and Insider Pages, it seems to be a good time to reassess the category, starting with a…

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Sack: How Yelp Beat Judy’s Book

There is no better guide to how to avoid the potholes in hyper-local than Judy's Book cofounder Andy Sack, who has been writing a series of "don't do this at home" posts about Judy's Book's failed efforts building an online…

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What Are Your Top Online Products?

The always influential Michael Arrington at TechCrunch lists the top online products (I hesitate to use the term "Web 2.0") that he can't live without. It's interesting to skim the list and see his reasons for these picks. Though I'm…

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