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GoDaddy Enters The Payment Arena

GoDaddy, continuing to rev up its expanding SMB platform as its IPO nears, has launched "Get Paid", an online and mobile payments service. Get Paid lets Go Daddy's base of 12 million customers - many of them SMBs - accept…

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Amex Teams With Facebook in Major SMB Promotion

American Express has recently been leveraging its powerful relationship with SMBs on the Web, including a tie to search engine marketing and lead generation via a deal between American Express Open and Clickable. Now Amex is going deep with social…

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Dex One, Yahoo Double Down on Deal

Dex One and Yahoo have extended and expanded their long-term partnership to roughly double the geographic coverage of the existing distribution partnership. The arrangement essentially involves business profile pages sold by Dex being served up in Yahoo Local search results,…

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Amex’s Rob Ciccone Discusses Entry Into Local Search

American Express Open is making a series of moves to extend its massive list of SMB credit card customers into broad marketing relationships that will fully leverage Amex’s powerful brand and relationships. The potential for Amex to be a marketing…

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Implications of Yelp’s Deal With OpenTable

As my colleague Mike Boland has reported, OpenTable has opened its network a bit, allowing registered Yelp users to directly make reservations from Yelp -- whether they have registered with OpenTable or not. Users who have registered with both services…

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Implications of Yelp's Deal With OpenTable

As my colleague Mike Boland has reported, OpenTable has opened its network a bit, allowing registered Yelp users to directly make reservations from Yelp -- whether they have registered with OpenTable or not. Users who have registered with both services…

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MerchantCircle Goes International, Opens API

MerchantCircle, which has established some expertise in launching markets on the cheap, says it is going international with new sites for Canada, the U.K. and Australia. It had previously announced that it is opening up its API to allow sites…

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Monster Buys HotJobs From Yahoo

Monster Worldwide has bought HotJobs from Yahoo for $225 million. It will also be in charge of Yahoo's recruitment content in North America for the next three years, bringing in perhaps another $100 million for the life of the deal…

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Local.com Marks 10th Year; Superpages Deal Expanded

Local.com, the public company that started life as Interchange Corp., observed its 10th anniversary last week, complete with a red balloon-festooned party at its headquarters in Irvine, California, and an upgrade of its three-year-old, local ad distribution agreement with Idearc’s…

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AT&T Ups Hispanic Ante With Seccion Amarilla

AT&T Advertising Solutions has announced a partnership with Hispanic publisher Seccion Amarilla to sell Hispanic advertising into select Seccion Amarilla directories. "AT&T is always focused on enhancing our directories to best serve our business and residential customers in the diverse…

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Local Video Ad Deals Aplenty

Today sees a couple of more announcements in the local video space, both involving companies with a big presence here at The Kelsey Group's DMS conference. First off, local search platform provider Innovectra has partnered with Digital Media Communications to…

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YPG-NZ Brings Home a Winner

   As an innovative way of promoting its Yellow Pages and Yellow Frontdoor, its magazine-styled directory focused on home improvement and decorating, Yellow Pages Group New Zealand is now the main sponsor of New Zealand’s largest home show as reported…

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