MapQuest Gets Into the Egg Hunting Business

MapQuest launched a feature that lets those celebrating Easter find the closest Easter egg hunts. These include formal hunts for the general public (search technology hasn't reached the point of indexing private backyard events). It's an interesting integration of local…

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Google’s 10-Pack: Now With More Local

Local SEO guru Andrew Shotland just alerted me to the fact that Google is now serving the local "10 pack" in searches that don't include geographic modifiers (original discovery by Google Maps expert Mike Blumenthal). For those unfamiliar, the 10…

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MapQuest Enhances Business Search Features

MapQuest announced a series of tools today that let advertisers place themselves along the routes that are generated when users plot driving directions. These are new features to MapQuest's existing Business Locator, which let users choose different types of businesses…

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MapQuest Goes Deeper Into Mobile Mapping

MapQuest today announced a new feature for its MapQuest 4 Mobile application, which will let users save and share personalized maps and routes. Known as MyPlaces, the feature will be part of the free MapQuest 4 mobile download on select BlackBerry…

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2008: The Year That Was

We’re out with our predictions for 2009. But what’s the final word for 2008? Truly, it was a very stimulating and thoughtful year for our local media and commerce industry. But speaking for myself, it’s hard to say whether it…

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Egypt YP Goes Mobile

The Egypt Yellow Pages, operated by Dubai-based Al Wahda Express LLC, has launched an online/mobile mapping service. According to the announcement, users will be able to view local businesses on their mobile phones in either satellite or map view. We…

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Urban Mapping Releases Public Transit API

Urban Mapping has released its latest API that taps into its database of 60 public transit systems in the U.S. and U.K. This will be available for developers of online and mobile mapping and local search applications. Transit information could…

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