Talking Local at SES San Jose

At a pair of TKG-run sessions at SES San Jose, the value of good local data was a pervasive theme. This relates to the ongoing online-offline challenge in local media and search. The problem basically comes down to the inability…

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Krillion Branches Out With New Product Categories

Local product search provider Krillion today added 96 product categories to its "Localization Engine." The new categories join Krillion's current sweet spot of home appliances and consumer electronics, and include computers, office equipment, car audio & electronics, and tools &…

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Krillion Powers Panasonic Product Search

Last week, Krillion took an evolutionary step by feeding its local product listings into TheFind.com. -- essentially becoming a data provider, in addition to a local product search destination. After talking with Krillion CEO Joel Toledano last week, it became…

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Judy’s Book Closes Its Doors

I received an e-mail early this morning from Judy's Book COO Chris DeVore saying that the company will wrap up operations. This comes as a surprise, because it was in the middle of a model transition from review-centric local social…

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Judy's Book Closes Its Doors

I received an e-mail early this morning from Judy's Book COO Chris DeVore saying that the company will wrap up operations. This comes as a surprise, because it was in the middle of a model transition from review-centric local social…

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ShopLocal Gets Personal

ShopLocal announced today that it will integrate social tools that allow users to establish an identity and share info and commentary on products. This is an interesting step for ShopLocal, which has already been known for some clever marketing tactics,…

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Online and Offline Come Full Circle

We know well that online search has considerable effect on local offline purchasing behavior. Likewise, it's clear that the majority of retail purchases happen offline, while a growing percentage of research is occuring online. Now, iProspect has released interesting figures…

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LicketyShip: A Local Delivery Option for Recycler.com

Summary LicketyShip will announce a partnership with the Los Angeles Times-owned Recycler.com today to provide a same-day local delivery option for classified customers. This sounds ominously like bubble era companies that went bust, for example, Kozmo.com, which burned through more than…

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