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Yellow confident it will stay in business (New Zealand)

Wednesday, 08 January 2014 12:35

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Yellow, the directories business seized by its bankers in 2011, is confident it will be able to refinance some $414 million of debt due next year.
(Source: 3 News. Read more....) 

 

Yahoo unveils news summary app

Wednesday, 08 January 2014 02:09

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Yahoo has launched a news summary app that aims to deliver two daily briefings of eight to nine stories most likely to interest its users. The News Digest app claims to present readers with "all the stories you need to know about" and brings up a graphic saying "Done" when they have been read.
(Source: BBC News. Read more....) 

 

Are There Too Many Social Networks?

Wednesday, 08 January 2014 02:05

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New social networks are cropping up all over the Internet, spawning like rabbits keeping warm during a polar vortex. Jelly, the highly-anticipated app cofounded by Twitter's Biz Stone, was finally revealed on Tuesday. Turns out, it's just another social application that its founders claim is "a new way to search."
(Source: Read Write. Read more....) 

 

YP, a Mobile Search Firm, Buys Sense Networks

Tuesday, 07 January 2014 14:24

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YP, the local search and advertising company owned by Cerberus Capital Management and AT&T, said on Monday that it had acquired Sense Networks, a mobile ad company.
(Source: New York Times. Read more....) 

 

5 Revenue Diversification Strategies for Hyperlocal Publications

Tuesday, 07 January 2014 14:21

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Revenue diversification is a hot topic within the hyperlocal community, as publishers seek out new ways to generate income without sacrificing the quality of the products they provide. Some publishers are gaining audience share by partnering with other local media, some are focusing on mobile ad strategies, and others are competing for grants as non-profit organizations.
(Source: Street Fight. Read more....) 

   

Google forms Open Auto Alliance to bring Android to cars

Monday, 06 January 2014 12:25

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Google announced an agreement with major automakers to work on bringing the Android operating system to connected cars.
(Source: Telecom Paper. Read more....) 

   

Hyperlocal Execs’ 2014 Predictions (Part Two): Locu, Radius, Placed

Friday, 03 January 2014 12:26

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With 2013 nearly in the can, it's clear that the sands have shifted significantly in the hyperlocal space in the past 12 months. As we have for the past couple of years, Street Fight recently asked a number of hyperlocal luminaries to weigh in with their predictions for where local is headed in 2014.
(Source: Street Fight. Read more....) 

   

There’s a New ‘Local’ Industry in the Making

Friday, 03 January 2014 12:21

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With 2013 nearly in the bag, I wanted to take a moment to look back at some of the big ideas that shaped the local technology market this year. The industry continued to outgrow its legacy media foundation as new technologies forced innovators and incumbents alike to think critically about the services they provide and the means through which they make money.
(Source: Street Fight. Read more....) 

   

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