Verizon Launches New Visual 411 App

Verizon's new Visual 411 app is designed to provide a more integrative user experience across mobile, FiOS TV and desktop devices. A common platform supports all three media. In addition, the free app lets users search local businesses and provides…

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Groupon Rewards Rolls Out Nationally

Groupon Rewards -- "the easiest rewards program in the world" -- rolled out nationally this week after tests in 36 markets that began in October. The product is Groupon’s answer to the emerging “transaction marketing” space that many believe will…

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AT&T Completes YP Sale

AT&T has finalized the sale of 53 percent of its Yellow Pages operation to the private equity firm Cerberus Capital, which has launched YP Holdings LLC. The new company will be led by newly appointed CEO David Krantz, who had…

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Happy Days in MSO Land…

Nielsen reported yesterday that ad spending on national cable networks has caught up to where their broadcast network brethren now stand. That's a big acknowledgement that the investments in programming and promotion that have been made by the content providers…

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Techstars Boston Demo Day

I'll be blogging live from Boston's Techstars demo day. There's lots of energy and excitement in the room as twelve new statrt-ups get their chance to present their business case and successes to win over investors. Early companies of interest…

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Bookshelf: ‘The Good Fail’

You can learn a lot about failure from a guy who lost 11 jobs in 12 months. Richard Keith Latman, an entrepreneur who also started 11 companies over a 20-year period, documents his stumbles in The Good Fail. I interviewed…

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