OpenTable Goes Mobile; 1 Million Served

Online restaurant booking success story OpenTable has started to make moves into mobile -- both building apps and distributing its reservation system to other app partners. This is a logical move, given that arts and entertainment is a big category…

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Local.com Reorgs Into 3 Business Units

Local.com has reorganized around three business units: “Owned & Operated,” “Sales & Advertiser Services,” and “Network.” The latter unit will consist of more than 700 regional media sites, formerly associated with PremierGuide and its successor, and the new Local Distribution…

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Geolocation Chatter Continues

The discussion volume for geolocation continues to be turned up. The latest example is the geolocation panel that took place at TechCrunch's Real Time Crunchup on Friday. If you missed it, you can see the entire session here. If you…

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Foursquare Ads, Photographed in the Wild

Mobile social app Foursquare is getting lots of attention and growing quickly into new cities throughout the U.S. and Europe. For those unfamiliar, the app lets you check in at local establishments to alert friends where you are. The value…

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Public Radio: A Local Media Competitor?

National Public Radio has been recently getting more aggressive in promoting sponsorship packages in advertising industry trades. Indeed, NPR has positioned itself as an advertising alternative to other news outlets -- positioning that hyperlocal sites such as Sacramento Press are…

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ShopSavvy Comes to the iPhone

One of our favorite mobile products is ShopSavvy, the Android-based app that essentially turns your phone into a bar code scanner. It now joins the 100,000-deep library of iPhone apps. Technically, what the app does is overlay a horizontal scanline…

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Comcast Beefs Up Local Sports Sites

Following in the footsteps of ESPN Local and CBS Sports, Comcast will develop local sports sites on the back of its existing TV properties. Comcast has already launched Comcast SportsNet New England, which it calls “the most comprehensive and dedicated…

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