vSplash Making Inroads with Newspapers

Digital media services provider vSplash has made inroads with both newspaper and directory/local search organizations with its BuzzBoard sales productivity tool. vSplash is widely known for its website production capabilities, as well as its voluminous data on small-business digital presence,…

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Video: Franchises Go Local

Last month I presented to the International Franchise Association "Fran Camp" conference in Atlanta. To capture and prepare for the presentation, I recorded some of the slides and audio which you can see in the video embedded below. The point…

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Gannett, Belo Stun with Acquisition News

Today's announcement that Gannett is acquiring the Belo television stations was certainly not expected. Even with the increased activity of groups acquiring many medium and small market stations, and last week's announcement that Media General and New Young Broadcasting was…

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Why Google Bought Waze

After lots of rumors, and a weekend article from the Israeli based Globes.co.il, Google has announced it acquired mobile navigation company Waze. This comes after a rumored Facebook acquisition (see our writeup), the drivers of which apply here in lots…

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Watch: A Conversation with YaSabe

Yesterday, I had the chance to talk to Zubair Talib, CEO and CoFounder of YaSabe, about the company's efforts to reach the opportune U.S. Hispanic marketplace. The opportunity comes to the tune of 52 million people and $1.2 trillion in…

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Wanderful Taps Goodzer Product Data for Find&Save

Wanderful Media will use Goodzer's local retail inventory data to support its recently relaunched Find&Save localized shopping platform. Goodzer's data includes more than 2.5 billion inventory items from more than 500,000 U.S. retail stores. The newspaper consortium-owned Wanderful Media recently…

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