Local.com Boosts Local Sales Staff

Local.com, which has previously relied on third-party sales, is going direct in a big way. The company has outsourced contracts for 50 salespeople, up from 10. “We plan to ramp sales staff to several hundred this year,” says CEO Heath…

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Microsoft and Yahoo!: TKG’s Take

Today’s big news is Microsoft's unsolicited takeover bid for Yahoo!. The $44.6 billion bid represents a 62 percent premium on Yahoo!'s closing stock price yesterday, which was affected by Yahoo!’s depressing earnings announcement, in which Yahoo! said it would lay…

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AdReady: Think Banners, Not Video

When it comes to small businesses on the Web, is it really only about video? AdReady, a new Seattle-based company started by Classmates.com alum and backed by Madrona and Bain Capital, thinks banners are really where the impact is. Local…

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Superpages and Marchex form Distribution Deal

          Idearc Media announced today that Superpages will feed ads into the Marchex advertising network, Enhance Interactive. This clearly increases distribution for Superpages, thus strengthening the value it can provide its advertisers. For Marchex it's also a win, in that…

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Linkedin as New Age Yellow Pages

Linkedin has become a valuable resource for connecting business professionals. Recently Linkedin has added a professional services feature that allows members to share their business contacts in specific service categories. The new “Services” tab allows users to find people via…

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