Live From DDL: LA Times’ Rob Barrett

The Drilling Down on Local conference kicked off this morning with a presentation and conversation with Rob Barrett, the LA Times' VP of Interactive. The underlying theme was how the Times is reengineering its online product to be ... an…

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Mixpo Launches New Platform

Mixpo today announced a new platform that brings together video production, editing and tracking/analytics. The production dashboard has drag and drop functionality for ad creative including existing still images and a library of stock footage, and Mixpo's signature call to…

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Alibaba: China’s Genie in a Bottle

Alibaba is China’s answer to Google and Yahoo!. The online site is 39 percent owned by Yahoo and recently entered a strategic partnership with Infomedia, the second-largest Yellow Pages publisher in India. The agreement with Infomedia provides Alibaba access to…

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Yelp Invites SMBs to the Table

Yelp announced a series of tools today for businesses to interact with local reviewers and have more of an active voice. New features for SMBs include: Message customers who have reviewed their business See how many prospective customers viewed their…

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TKG Data and Analysis: A Weekly Recap

Here is a recap of posts from the last week in case you missed any. Click below to read each post in full. Eniro to Be an Online First Business in 2008 The Nordic directory publisher Eniro announced somewhat disappointing results for…

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Eniro to Be an Online First Business in 2008

The Nordic directory publisher Eniro announced somewhat disappointing results for the first quarter, with weaker than expected print results not fully offset by online revenues. Eniro President and CEO Tomas Franzén noted that the first quarter is seasonally weak for its online…

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See You in Seattle

We'll be in Seattle next week for the Drilling Down on Local conference. See the Agenda here. If you're at the show, do your best to tackle us between sessions or during networking events. We're interested in talking. Also check…

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Local Matters Lightens Up

Local Matters announced it will launch a new local search platform called Destination Search LE (Lite Edition). This essentially brings the concept behind its flagship Local Search platform to smaller players. It will be a hosted and SEO-friendly platform that…

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White Beefs Up Management Team

The U.S. independent publisher White Directory has added two new members to its sales leadership team. Kevin Pavelski, vice president of digital expansion, and Pat Balles, vice president of global markets. From the press release:   "Pavelski comes to White…

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DA and Voice Search Roundup

A lot has happened so far this week with directory assistance and voice search providers. Call Genie yesterday launched a new product suite. This includes three platforms that let DA providers, Yellow Pages publishers, carriers and search engines build branded mobile local…

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Yahoo! Local Lets Users Draw Circles

Yahoo! Local just integrated a drawing tool that lets users specify a radius within which to filter results. AskCity has a similar drawing tool (with additional shapes), and Urban Mapping has a platform that does this. On the advertiser side,…

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