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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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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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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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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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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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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