EBay Mobile Continues to Kick Butt

EBay has issued a press release today, recounting some of its mobile milestones this year. Most notable was the 166 percent year-over-year increase in holiday gross merchandise value (11/25-12/25) to $230 million. Designer handbags, diamond jewelry and Rolex watches topped…

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Urbanspoon, Yelp Serve Up New Mobile Tools

     Just in time for holiday search, shop and feast, both restaurant recommendation site Urbanspoon and local reviews hub Yelp are ramping up their mobile efforts. Urbanspoon's updated iPhone application adds a new layer of recommendation capability by allowing users to…

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EBay Firms Up Local Strategies

In case you haven’t noticed, eBay has been ramping up a local strategy in the past few months via the integration of all its vertical properties with its home site, the $75 million purchase of Milo.com, and today, a $200…

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After ILM:10: Following Up on Google

Carter Maslan, Google product director for local search, took the stage during last week's ILM:10 conference to track and extrapolate the advancement of online local media. The aha moment for Maslan was when he was at Microsoft and his friend…

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My Top 10 Takeaways From ILM:10

Our ILM:10 conference probably hit something of “a perfect storm” for the 681 senior level execs and entrepreneurs in attendance. While we’ve been cheerleading the local opportunity since the mid-1990s, the big money has now really focused on the local…

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