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2008: The Year That Was

We’re out with our predictions for 2009. But what’s the final word for 2008? Truly, it was a very stimulating and thoughtful year for our local media and commerce industry. But speaking for myself, it’s hard to say whether it…

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Will Develop Mobile Apps for College Credit

Mobile application development has reached the collegiate level, with MIT coursework now devoted to building applications on mobile platforms. A new class titled "Building Mobile Applications" has begun to do just this. I missed this item from being out for a…

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TKG Data and Analysis: A Weekly Recap

From a relatively slow holiday period, here is a roundup of recent posts, in case you missed any. Where.com: GPS Is Trigger for Local-Mobile Social Portal Local mobile portals make a lot of sense since most phones (even the iPhone…

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Where.com: GPS Is Trigger for Local-Mobile Social Portal

Local mobile portals make a lot of sense since most phones (even the iPhone 3G) don’t really lend themselves to much surfing. Another social/viral dimension is added through social networking enhancements via profile pages, Twitter and especially GPS. Two services seem…

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Egypt YP Goes Mobile

The Egypt Yellow Pages, operated by Dubai-based Al Wahda Express LLC, has launched an online/mobile mapping service. According to the announcement, users will be able to view local businesses on their mobile phones in either satellite or map view. We…

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GateHouse Sues Boston.com’s HyperLocal Site Over News Links

Hyperlocal sites aspire to grab headlines from everywhere and be a one-stop for the neighborhood. That’s been accepted practice, providing the site links back to the origination site, and too much copy isn’t exposed. It tends to build traffic for everyone.…

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RHD in Beta With New IYP Platform

R.H. Donnelley has recently opened up the beta version of its new DexKnows IYP platform (the new search box is above right), known internally as DK2, which TKG previewed last week with Brian Barnum, president of RHDi, and Jeff Porter,…

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New Classified Aggregators: iList and Bamboo Ad Net

The local media industry is so fragmented that it seems increasingly essential to aggregate local classifieds from a number of sources. Google Base and Oodle go a long way in this regard -- the latter having recently signed Facebook and MySpace…

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Move.com Alumni Launch Web 2.0 Coupons Site

Online coupons are getting more attention, and even adding mobile channels. But no single company has really broken through at the local level. They’re largely for national franchises. Longtime Move.com execs Adam Leff and David Bay clearly recognize the challenge,…

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Yell.com Partners With U.K. Home Vertical

The U.K. online Yellow Pages directory Yell.com has announced a partnership with IdealHomeShow.co.uk, giving the home improvement and garden trade show Web site access to Yell.com’s local business listings in related headings. This agreement is a first for Yell.com, according…

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Newspapers Going to Three Days a Week Delivery?

Increasingly, we’re seeing pressure on newspaper publishers to forgo seven-day delivery. The idea is they’d refocus on the development of profitable niche sites and the Thursday, Friday and Sunday editions packed with retail advertising. Under this concept, the other days…

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Jivox Picks Up New Channel Partner

Local online video ad provider Jivox strengthened its ability to reach small-business video advertisers today by partnering with Examiner.com. The online news network will offer Jivox’s self-serve online video creation tool to its advertisers on a white-label basis. Jivox has…

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Omniture Brings Analytics to iPhone

Omniture has announced a new version of its SiteCatalyst analytics engine that's designed specifically for iPhone apps. As iPhone penetration grows, data consumption will grow with it. The conversation will begin to shift from how many users have downloaded which…

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Deutsche Bank Discontinues Local Media Coverage

In disappointing-but-not-unexpected news, Deutsche Bank has discontinued its coverage of local media (i.e., newspapers and television stations). Most of the companies in the space have lost 70 percent to 90 percent of their equity value over the past three months.…

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Citysearch Gets in iPhone Game

I missed this last week while at SES Chicago: Citysearch has launched its iPhone app as anticipated. The features are similar to those offered by Yelp's iPhone app. Though it's later to the game than some other popular local search…

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These Realtors Really Love Google’s Tools

Realtors are a vocal bunch, especially on the blogs. When something isn’t right, you really hear about it. Today, there was a bubbly post on Active Rain, an excellent real estate community site, by Missy Caulk, an Ann Arbor Realtor.…

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