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ILM West Opening Keynote: IdeaLab’s Bill Gross

Mobile and local is in the middle of a “perfect storm” of opportunity that represents a “once in a generation opportunity,” noted Internet legend Bill Gross, CEO of IdeaLab, who provided the opening keynote at ILM West today in Los…

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DataSphere: ‘Online Coupons Prove Value to SMBs’

Local media companies have increasingly zeroed in on smaller SMBs for growth. In many cases, however, they don't have the resources to go after them. Enter DataSphere, which handles telemarketing, content and search optimization for its growing list of media…

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Cheat Sheet for ILM West Next Week

Our flagship event, ILM West, is next week in sunny Los Angeles (weather forecast: in the 70s). We have a bulging attendee sheet, and 47, hand-picked thought leaders on stage. Here's my personal cheat sheet on some of what's happening:…

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ILM West Opening Keynote: Bill Gross, CEO, IdeaLab

In the great tradition of ILM keynotes, we have landed one of the best yet: Bill Gross, CEO, IdeaLab. It is definitely fitting to have THE premier Los Angeles tech leader and visionary to start things off for us at…

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New Speakers for Mega ILM West 2012 (Dec. 4-6 in LA)

The ILM West 2012 conference, the mega-event we are holding Dec.4-6 in LA, keeps building and building. We announced the keynotes early: YP CEO David Krantz; CityGrid CEO Jason Finger; Google Global Channel Partners GM Todd Rowe and Facebook Global…

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Local Mass Transit Sites Benefit From Storm Chaos

Hurricane Sandy forced millions of North-easterners out of their travel routines, closing down regular transit routes and services. It also spurred a boomlet in online and mobile searches for alternative transit, as well as weather. HopStop, a 20 person, four-year-old…

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DexOne: It’s All About Bundles

On today's Q3 earnings call, DexOne CEO Alfred Mockett made it clear that bundles are central to Dex's hopes of arresting its revenue declines. The company grew its digital bookings by 26 percent in Q3 and expects to end 2012…

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The Continued March of Location Data

One clearly emerging theme from our mobile local coverage is the collision of Big Data and local. Every week I get in more conversations with startups working to improve location data or mobile device signals to target ads. Much of…

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AutoTrader: Mobile Site Boosting Personalized Usage, Leads

Increasingly, a lot of the mobile discussion is oriented towards ecommerce. But what does a major vertical site do with mobile when it doesn’t sell anything online? AutoTrader, the leading auto site, doesn’t sell cars online. “We basically sell advertising,”…

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New Local Execs Added at ILM West (Dec 4-6 in LA)

Our ILM West conference, which is being held Dec.4-6 in LA, continues to build in a big way, with new speakers and sessions that reflect the dramatic changes in the Interactive Local Media marketplace (and the breadth of BIA/Kelsey research.)…

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