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Cool Names for Location Services: R U ‘Geo Jam’n’?

Location-based services for mobile haven't been given the marketing-friendly monikers of say, "iTunes." Some solutions were presented this week at CTIA Wireless Entertainment in L.A. by Joe Astroth, AutoDesk's executive VP of location services. Astroth proposes the following:• POtainment for…

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CTIA ’06: Location-Based Services on the Cusp

Mobile search is seen as the big problem to solve in the directory business. But in the mobile business, many eyes are also on the development of location-based services, which are on the cusp of serious rollouts after years of…

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What Does Schneider Hiring Mean For Yahoo! Local?

Yahoo! has appointed former Knight Ridder Digital head Hilary Schneider as senior vice president of Marketplaces, a newly formed unit including Autos, Classifieds, HotJobs, Personals, Real Estate, Shopping & Auctions, Travel and Yellow Pages. Schneider's arrival means that Yahoo! Local…

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Will Apple Make Online Video Take Off?

Apple's introduction yesterday of a device that will wirelessly pull content from a computer to a television set, has an eerie relevance to my conversation last week with Jason Holloway, CEO of online video start-up Dovetail.tv. One of the challenges…

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Bright Spots for Traditional Media?

Flying in the face of reports and general conjecture throughout the media and blogosphere that newspapers and traditional media companies have done a lackluster job in establishing online ad models, is a report from private-equity group Veronis Suhler Stevenson described…

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Google and Intuit StepUp to the Plate

Intuit and Google announced a series of landmark deals today at 12 p.m. PDT that have the potential to transform Internet marketing for small and medium-size businesses. The deals involve several Google components that will be bundled in the U.S.…

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InfoSpace Moves Find It Forward With New Release

InfoSpace continued the product evolution of its Find It mobile application with its latest release earlier this week, offering better features for consumers and a performance ad model for advertisers. This version of Find It offers consumers "eyes free driving…

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The Future of Yellow Pages

What do the largest Yellow Pages company in the world and an independent privately held directory business have in common? Quite a lot it seems. In seeking a way to convey the thinking of the keynote speakers at our upcoming…

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Libraries Take a Place in the Local EcoSystem

Many have written off their public libraries as quaint (and expensive) throwbacks in an era with ready access to Google, Borders and Starbucks. But as made clear in "Libraries in the Digital Age: Implications for Publishers," a stimulating new EPS…

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What’s Really Wrong With Newspapers

Two articles popped up in my Google or Yahoo! alerts for "Yellow Pages." Both were newspaper articles that related to the Yellow Pages business. They provide a good reason why newspaper circulation is falling: The columns are poorly written, inaccurate…

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Borrell: $7.7 Billion Local Online Market in ’07

My friends and former colleagues at Borrell Associates have released a new report projecting $7.7 billion in local online revenues for 2007 — a dramatic jump of 31.6 percent from 2006. But a major chunk comes from paid search and…

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Google Takes Aim at Local

Donna Bogatin had an interesting blog post yesterday based on comments made by Sheryl Sandberg, VP of global online sales and operations for Google. Ever since I attended the Google University in December 2002 with former Kelsey analyst Greg Sterling,…

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A Sneak Peak at DDC2006

As the lead organizer of The Kelsey Group's DDC 2006 event, I'm pretty proud of our lineup of keynote speakers and grateful for the help I've gotten from my colleagues in bringing them on board. In order to give the…

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Dovetail.tv and the ’Middle Tail’

Earlier this week I had the chance to speak with Jason Holloway, CEO of online video start-up Dovetail.tv. The company's sweet spot is the "middle" of the tail — between mass-market broadcast content (head) and the YouTubes (long tail) of…

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Citysearch Claims Advertisers Bring in $6K Per Year

Citysearch says its pay-for-performance ad program is taking in an eye-popping "average" of $500 per month from advertisers, or $6,000 per year, according to a Sept. 4 article by Ann Meyer in the Chicago Tribune.If the figure is accurate, that…

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