Spot Runner Gets Up Close and Personal

Local and national video ad producer Spot Runner announced today that it will acquire video production network GlobeShooter. This will bring the company better scalability and capability to deploy up to 1,200 professional videographers to far-flung locales, and shoot video…

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Larry and Sergey Go to Washington

The New Yorker this week has an interesting piece by the prolific Ken Auletta about Google's growing efforts to fend off attacks from anti-corporate lobbyist groups and legislators (some of whom see the Internet as a "series of tubes"). This…

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Out of Home Ramping Up

American Public Media's Marketplace ran an interesting piece yesterday about the launch of NBC Everywhere, NBC's foray into the expansive and growing out-of-home media market. According to the piece, there are some 500,000 out-of-home display monitors delivering content and advertising into…

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Linkedin as New Age Yellow Pages

Linkedin has become a valuable resource for connecting business professionals. Recently Linkedin has added a professional services feature that allows members to share their business contacts in specific service categories. The new “Services” tab allows users to find people via…

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MacBook ‘Air’ Unveiled

All right, this isn't directly tied to local search, but it's really cool. This morning, at the Macworld expo, Steve Jobs introduced the newest addition to the Apple family, the MacBook Air. It's small enough to fit into an interoffice…

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PagesJaunes Takes Huge Online Risk

Pagesjaunes France has announced it will take a dramatic pricing approach in its largest urban markets where it will cut print costs by 20 percent while raising online costs on average by 50 percent. The goal of the pricing program…

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Android Prototype Sightings at CES

The first devices that run Google's much-anticipated Android mobile operating system made a few appearances last week at CES. Here is the 'GW4' from Chinese mobile company Winstron: As we've mentioned a few times, Android along with the iPhone will…

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What’s in a Number?

The Kelsey Group has generated considerable attention (and some confusion) in the media and on the blogosphere from a statement that appeared in an Advisory issued by our Marketplaces program on Jan. 4 offering picks and predictions for 2008 (each…

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