Local.com Reaches 5,000 Advertisers

Local.com announced today that it has reached a milestone of 5,000 businesses that have directly signed up for online advertising through its Local Promote subscription advertising service. Local Promote includes a landing page, call tracking, and premium placements within search…

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Check Out Google Android in Action

To follow up on last week's post about a prospective Google Android-based T-Mobile phone, here is a video from MobileCrunch that demos Android. The video walks through an emulator of the operating system, which is basically a desktop version of…

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Krillion Branches Out With New Product Categories

Local product search provider Krillion today added 96 product categories to its "Localization Engine." The new categories join Krillion's current sweet spot of home appliances and consumer electronics, and include computers, office equipment, car audio & electronics, and tools &…

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When Will Hyperlocal’s Time Come?

Topix CEO Chris Tolles has a well-reasoned piece in iMedia Connection. He writes that media usage and ad dollars are quickly moving online (which we know), but local content and ads aren't moving as fast as comparative national metrics. But we're…

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Here Comes the GPhone, Part IV

Early rumors of a Google phone, before the Android platform was announced, gave the device a name of "GPhone" (remember?). That name ended up being not that far off the mark -- though Google ended up building the OS rather…

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Vote for Local at SXSW ’09

Sebastien Provencher points to the small but hopeful collection of local sessions that have been proposed for the 2009 South By Southwest conference taking place in March. One is led by Topix.com CEO Chris Tolles ("Think Globally, Post Locally: The…

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Yahoo Fire Eagle Takes Flight

Yahoo Brickhouse division-head Tom Coates officially launched the Fire Eagle platform today to a packed room of San Francisco journalists, analysts and bloggers (and Yahoo cofounder David Filo). The platform, in beta since March, is based on managing users' location…

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Apple’s App Store: Hot or Not?

The iPhone App Store is kicking butt to the tune of $1 million in sales per day ($30 million to date) and 60 million total downloads. This from an article put out yesterday in The Wall Street Journal, based on an…

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