Examiner.com Nears 30,000 Local Contributors

Examiner.com, the Philip Anschutz-backed site that calls itself “the insider source for everything local,” says it is likely to pass 30,000 active contributors, or "Examiners,"  within days, and 85,000 by 2011. The current tally includes 1,234 active contributors in L.A.,…

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Hello, iPad, We’ve Been Expecting You

Minutes ago, the fabled iPad was unveiled by Steve Jobs at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco. An exciting moment: I'm at my desk constantly hitting refresh on the Engadget live blog coverage to get details. Though I've kept an open ear…

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Elevation Buys into Yelp

Bono and Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman As widely reported last week, Yelp has confirmed that it will receive a $25 million investment from Elevation Partners, which is widely known for the involvement of U2 frontman Bono among its seven partners. …

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More on OMMA Social: Loopt on a Roll

Among the highlights of today's mobile session at OMMA Social were comments from location-based social networks Loopt and Brightkite. Both continue to evolve their product features and, by extension, the ad formats available to marketers. Loopt is on a roll…

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Mobile Takes Center Stage at OMMA Social

Today I moderated a panel at MediaPost's annual OMMA Social show in San Francisco.  A designated mobile session symbolized the topic's rising prominence relative to last year, when it was discussed (but not as much). Interest in mobile is clearly…

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