Local Search to Be the Glue for IAC

IAC/InterActiveCorp Chairman and CEO Barry Diller announced yesterday at a Reuters Media Summit that Ask.com will launch a new local search destination Dec. 4, called AskCity. The key here is that the new local search play will be the glue…

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Ask Who? In the U.K., AskTheLocal

AskTheLocal.com is a new "shopping search engine" recently launched in the U.K. Started by husband-and-wife team Philip and Paula Abrahamson, along with Philip's brother Peter, AskTheLocal is similar in concept to ShopLocal in the U.S. (and to a lesser degree,…

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Happy Thanksgiving

To all of our U.S. readers, Happy Thanksgiving. Our offices will be open on Friday but blog posting will be light as we gear up for our ILM '06 conference next week. Hope to see you in Philadelphia.

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Google on Click-to-Call

Today I had the chance to chat with Dan Rubinstein, head of SME product initiatives at Google. Among many other things in the rapidly shifting online local marketplace, we spoke about Google's integration of click-to-call links in all its local…

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