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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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Analytics Take Center Stage: Where2GetIt Acquires Brandify

Analytics are moving center stage for many "platform" companies previously anchored in features such as maps, search, deals, store location, directions, listing updates and enhancements. The trend -- a real one -- was reinforced today by Where2GetIt's announcement that it…

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Comcast Poised to Acquire Time Warner Cable

  Yesterday's announcement of Comcast/NBCU buying Time Warner Cable was a monumental announcement as it consolidates more of the cable portion of the Multiple Video Programming Delivery services (MVPDs) that includes mostly cable and satellite delivery services. Instead of Charter…

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Intuit Acquires Online Scheduler Full Slate

BIA/Kelsey has just learned that business accounting software giant Intuit has acquired the online scheduling company Full Slate. The plan apparently is to connect Full Slate's capabilities to another recent Intuit acquisition, the digital marketing services player DemandForce. Intuit acquired…

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Billion Dollar Opportunities in Hyperlocal

Jason E. Klein, Founder and CEO of On Grid Ventures, led a StreetFight Summit panel of investors exploring where the next billion dollar opportunities in hyperlocal might be. Joining Klein were Matt Turck, Managing Partner, First Mark Capital and Ben Siscovick, with IA…

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Apple Joins the Local Wars: Classifieds and Coupons Next?

Apple finally made some moves into the local mapping wars last week with the purchase of Locationary, which helps find business locations, and HopStop, which provides transit maps and travel suggestions. We'll go out on a limb and predict that…

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GrubHub, Seamless Merge; Mobile Drives Food Ordering Growth

Photo: CNN Online restaurant ordering and discovery giants GrubHub and Seamless have agreed to merge their operations, creating a single company. Chicago-based GrubHub currently serves more than 20,000 food ordering establishments in 500 cities, while New York-based Seamless serves more…

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SuperMedia and Dex One Reborn as Dex Media

SuperMedia and Dex One completed their merger today, creating Dex Media, a company with annual revenues of approximately $2.6 billion (based on combined 2012 revenues), with about $500 million in digital revenue. The combined company also has 2,700 sales reps…

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Dex One and SuperMedia to Merge

Well, another shoe has dropped in the U.S. directories market. This morning Dex One and SuperMedia announced plans to merge, creating an an entity called Dex Media with roughly $3.1 billion in revenue, based on 2011 results. Dex shareholders will…

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Constant Contact Buys SinglePlatform for $65 Million

Constant Contact has made a really big bet on presence management with the acquisition today of SinglePlatform, a provider of a one-stop "write once, read everywhere" presence management network that provides parsed searching capabilities and services for 600,000 SMBs, including…

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