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ENTERCOM – CBS RADIO: What Does it Mean?

Clearly, the radio industry got shocked today with the announcement of Entercom and CBS Radio being combined into one company. For several months, the prospect of CBS Radio as a separate public company through a new IPO has led many…

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Social Media Usage – B2B vs B2C

Earlier this week Microsoft acquired social media networking site LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. With the acquisition, Microsoft CEO Mr. Satya Nadella says the company plans to combine the programs (such as Microsoft's Office and Office 365) and professional networks that connect…

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With Fredrick Acquisition, Booker Adds On-Demand Scheduling

Booker, a New York-based scheduling, customer-management, marketing and payments provider for service-industry small businesses, announced today it has completed its acquisition of Fredrick, an intelligent marketing automation tool for appointment-based businesses. The acquisition strengthens Booker’s product portfolio by adding automated marketing features to…

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The Continued March of Web Hosting 2.0

Web hosting has transformed over the past few years. With domain and website creation, there's lots of room for integration with marketing and SMB services (social, search, CRM etc.). The one-stop-shop is also appealing to time-starved and simplicity-oriented SMBs. GoDaddy…

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Groupon Re-thinks Its Ambitious SMB Platform

Groupon is apparently thinking hard about dismantling its ambitious SMB platform, and refocusing on its core strengths in prepaid deals, goods and travel. Reports have come out saying that Groupon is offering to sell its Breadcrumb POS platform, which had…

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Yelp Buys Eat24, Taking Online Delivery In House

Yelp is acquiring Eat24, the online delivery and pickup service that competes with GrubHub, Delivery.com and other national and regional players for order-taking, food search and discovery. The service is being acquired for the equivalent of $134 million ($75 million…

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This Just In: Berry Aquires LocalVox

The big announcement this morning at Leading in Local: SMB Digital Marketing -- The Berry Company has acquired LocalVox for an undisclosed amount. Berry was already an investor in LocalVox and has been one of the leading resellers of the…

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Gannett's Deal for Cars.com

In a move that shows a deep commitment to the future of classified/vertical advertising, Gannett has announced it will buy out its newspaper partners in Cars.com and take sole possession of the #2 car site (which trails only Cox?s AutoTrader…

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