Center’d Raises $1.9 Million in New Round

The year-end money deals continue. Today, The San Jose Business Journal reports that Center’d has raised another $1.875 million on top of the $6.5 million it previously raised.  The two-year-old, mom-friendly local search and events planning site, initially launched as…

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ReachLocal Files for IPO

ReachLocal, the fast growing search and display sales channel for small businesses with operations in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia, has filed with the SEC to raise $100 million in an IPO. The company recently reported that it has…

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Yoogle: Not to Be

Michael Arrington is reporting that Google's rumored Yelp acquisition has fallen through in late stages. More details will likely emerge over time.

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Google/Yelp Rumors (Yoogle?)

Rumors continue throughout the morning after last night's TechCrunch post that Google is in talks to buy Yelp for half a billion dollars. The New York Times has more details and is practically "calling" the deal in the way of…

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RepairPal in $4 Million Round

The battle to win a digital slice of the $150 billion auto repair marketplace heated up a little today as RepairPal announced a new $4 million round, adding to $3 million it previously raised. The round was led by Tugboat…

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Telmetrics Sees Big Growth in PPC

Call measurement firm Telmetrics has issued an announcement detailing its predictions for how pay per call will evolve in 2010. We think it's a pretty good list. Here is our summation of what they say, with some commentary of our…

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MapQuest Brings More Features to Mobile

During an online mapping panel at our Interactive Local Media conference last week, we discussed how feature rollouts have slowed from their frenetic pace of a few years ago. This includes street-level imagery, satellite, multi-point directions and a number of…

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Kenshoo Local Launches at ILM

Last week during the Interactive Local Media conference, search marketing company Kenshoo launched a new division to tackle the challenging but opportunistic area of local. I spent some time talking with division head Sivan Metzger both on and off the…

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