RingRevenue Raises $4 Million

Today, RingRevenue announced it has raised a $4 millon Series B round led by GRP Partners and Rincon Venture Partners. This brings the company's total funding to $7.6 million since its 2007 founding. The vote of confidence was based on the…

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Yellow Pages Around the Globe

I recently spent two weeks attending directory industry events and meeting with companies in the space in Europe and Asia. Many of the issues facing the industry are amazingly consistent across geographical boundaries. There is a need to transform, and…

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Check-In Deals: Yelp Gets in the Game

Today Yelp announced its latest move down the LBS path, with a new set of tools for merchants to create and manage local check-in deals. The product, on which we were briefed yesterday, follows last January's launch of check-ins for…

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Mobile News Aplenty

Perhaps in anticipation of next week's slow news cycle (at least in the U.S.), this week has seen a particularly frenetic pace of mobile industry news. Lots of our coverage is in the previous posts and pages. Beyond that, here…

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Local Insight Media Files for Chapter 11

Last night, Local Insight Media's parent company filed for Chapter 11 protection. In speaking with President and CEO Scott Pomeroy early this morning, it became clear that this is a necessary step in ensuring the business can recapitalize its debt…

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Shopkick: Coming to an Android Near You

Fresh off its partnership with Target, and just in time for the holiday shopping season, Shopkick has announced it's available in the Android Marketplace. The free app will contain all of the features of its iPhone forebear. This obviously now expand…

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