Local online shopping site NearbyNow (which we wrote about here) is expanding. The company announced today that it will extend its service to 20 U.S. cities, including Portland, San Francisco, Virginia Beach, Tucson and Spokane. This will happen through an expanded partnership with the Westfield Group.
It also announced that its mobile search application will be available in December to receive local product information on mobile devices via SMS. The company provides a platform for shopping centers to list all their stores, product information and inventory data. NearbyNow CEO Scott Dunlap will sit on a panel at ILM:06 titled "A Look at Local Shopping Innovation."