Yelp Invites SMBs to the Table

Yelp announced a series of tools today for businesses to interact with local reviewers and have more of an active voice. New features for SMBs include: Message customers who have reviewed their business See how many prospective customers viewed their…

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BuzzLogic Makes Acquisition

BuzzLogic has been generating some attention for its buzz tracking technology that pinpoints where conversations are happening throughout the blogosphere on certain topics. As we've written, this can be an attractive tool for PR professionals or online marketers to home…

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Schibsted’s March to 60% Digital Revs

I am always leery of reports that point to a “Scandinavian miracle” (or a “Massachusetts miracle” or what have you). But a December 2007 NAA Growing Audience report has some valuable details about how Schibsted Media, the Scandinavian publishing giant…

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GrayBoxx Moves On

I just discovered (via Andrew Shotland) that local rating site Grayboxx has sold its assets to BayAdvisor. The company had an interesting idea in its algorithmically derived "implicit ratings" for local businesses -- the benefit being review generations in categories…

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Yelp Gets a Boost

Yelp! has announced that it got $15 million in a fourth round of funding led by DAG and existing investors. The company also sent some growth metrics: October '07 -- 5M Unique Visitors December '07 -- 6M UVs January '08…

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Google Photo Sharing: Time to Push?

This morning I noticed something vaguely different about Google. Just like when a friend or significant other changes something like a haircut, and you get an overall sense that something is different but you can't pinpoint it. Finally I saw…

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