The Dealmap: Strength in Numbers

One of the challenges of running conferences is keeping our analyst hats on and covering the world outside the venue walls. We're still catching up on notable media and tech news items from last week. But luckily there's a fair…

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More on eBay: The Mobile Angle

As my colleague Peter Krasilovsky notes below, eBay has rebranded its global classified company Kijiji as eBay Classifieds. Parallel with that announcement, the company has launched two new iPhone apps and some projections about the merchandise value it expects to…

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YPG to Acquire Canpages for C$225M

Yellow Pages Group Canada announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Canpages for an estimated C$225 million. In addition, YPG has secured a deal with ZipLocal to essentially combine its U.S.-based Your Community Phone Book property with ZipLocal. "The…

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The Rise of Game Mechanics

One of the most talked about presentations at last week's Marketplaces 2010 conference was MojoPages CEO Jon Carder and his breakdown of game mechanics. Characterized by Carder as "the new black," game mechanics are behind the growth of lots of…

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Top Takeaways From Marketplaces 2010

BIA/Kelsey’s Marketplaces 2010 conference has just ended after two-and-a-half days of fantastic presentations from 49 speakers; top-level research from our BIA/Kelsey team; and really great evening events from MojoPages and Acxiom/Moon Valley (we’re talking fire eaters and San Diego Bay…

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Marketplaces 2010: Citysearch Goes Off the Grid

Citsearch CEO Jay Herratti, speaking at BIA/Kelsey’s Marketplaces conference, debuted the company's new thinking and approach to how best to address the local online market. Herratti explains, “It has been increasingly difficult to reach consumers and advertisers at scale. This…

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Marketplaces 2010: Urbanspoon Blowing Up

Urbanspoon, our pre-season pick for favored mobile loca app, has passed half a billion shakes (searches), according to CEO Jay Herratti during his keynote at Marketplaces 2010 today. This comes almost a year after Urbanspoon was bought by IAC and…

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Marketplaces 2010: Small-Business Marketplaces

"What’s missing from online markets that offline markets have?" Jim Delli Santi from AlikeList sees that online markets need to develop better relationships, utility, transparency and establish ROI. Word of mouth drives trade. Consumers want to find the right business…

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