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AT&T’s Yelp-Like Social Local Listings Platform Buzz.com Launches To The Public

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Buzz.com, AT&T’s take on socializing local business listings, has received a considerable amount of press, even though the site has been in private beta. And thanks to sharing a name with Google’s recently launched social communications tool, Buzz has received even more attention. Today, Buzz.com is opening up its Yelp-like...
AT&T’s Yelp-Like Social Local Listings Platform Buzz.com Launches To The Public

Google Fixing URL Bug In Google Maps

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Google is aware of, and working on a fix, for a bug in how it displays business URLs from Google Maps. As SIM Partners reported yesterday, local business listings on Google.com are showing links to maps.google.com — the URL for the business’ old Place page — rather than showing... Please...
Google Fixing URL Bug In Google Maps

IBM bans Siri on its networks over worries that Apple may store sensitive data

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Worried that Apple may be able to store sensitive queries and potential company secrets, IBM has put the kibosh on the use of Siri on its networks, Wired reports. IBM CIO Jeanette Horan confirmed that Big Blue had imposed the restriction, telling the publication that the company “worries that the spoken...
IBM bans Siri on its networks over worries that Apple may store sensitive data

On The Heels Of Its Funding, Yext Gets A New Interface And Review Monitoring

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Last week Yext, a service that helps businesses synchronize their listings across the Web, announced a $27 million round of funding. (We heard it was at a $270 million valuation.) Today, it’s launching a new version of that service, aptly dubbed “The Next Yext.” Co-founder and CEO Howard Lerman says...
On The Heels Of Its Funding, Yext Gets A New Interface And Review Monitoring

Yelp updates iPhone, iPad and Web apps, overhauls business pages, adds "pull to view" tweaks and more

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Even though Yelp is set to see an influx of new users when its service is embedded within Apple’s new iOS 6 mobile operating system, the company is still forging ahead with updates for its existing iPhone, iPad and Web apps, which now help facilitate 40% of total Yelp searches....
Yelp updates iPhone, iPad and Web apps, overhauls business pages, adds "pull to view" tweaks and more

Geo-Marketing As A New Business Marketing Tool

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Geo-Marketing (or Geographic Marketing) is a new method of marketing a business and its website through web searches, mobile searches and social media.  As you can see, the geo-marketing tools being used are digital and through the Internet or Mobile devices. While geo-marketing’s definition is the association of data and...
Geo-Marketing As A New Business Marketing Tool

Yext lands $27M to perfect local business listings

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New York City-based Yext, a company that offers a simple way to control your business data across more than 50 local search publishers, announced today that it has landed an additional $27 million in a fifth round of funding. Yest says it will use the funding to expand its...
Yext lands $27M to perfect local business listings

How Google's Lack Of (Re-)Consideration For Local Businesses Makes Life & Listings Difficult

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For local business listings, ranking well in Google search results is highly important. So, many proprietors attempt all sorts of things to get their businesses to rank well, and they often unintentionally break Google’s rules in the process. Yet, there’s no real means to get... Please visit Search Engine Land...
How Google's Lack Of (Re-)Consideration For Local Businesses Makes Life & Listings Difficult

UBL And Yext Join Forces To Offer More Complete Local Data Syndication

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Several years ago Universal Business Listing sought to become the “one stop shop” for local business listings syndication. The dream was that small businesses and their surrogates could sign up in one place online and ensure their data were in all the right places across the internet.... Please visit Search...
UBL And Yext Join Forces To Offer More Complete Local Data Syndication

You Can Now View Local Business Listings In Google Street View

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Google is fusing its massive database of business listings and its Street View technology to bring information on businesses into your view from the street in Google maps.What does that mean? When you are virtually strolling down the road in Street View, Google will serve you information inside that environment...
You Can Now View Local Business Listings In Google Street View

Apple Maps Could Launch With More Business Listings Than Google

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If the two companies’ self-reported numbers are accurate, and if nothing changes between now and then, Apple’s new Maps product will launch later this year with more local business listings than Google. As Bloomberg points out, during Apple’s announcement on Monday, the company... Please visit Search Engine Land for the...
Apple Maps Could Launch With More Business Listings Than Google

Yext evolves local business listings with bios, reviews, and more

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After solving one of the biggest issues with local business listings — keeping them up to date, and easily synchronized across a variety of local services like Yelp and Yellowbook — Yext is now aiming to make those listings even more useful. Today the New York City-based company is...
Yext evolves local business listings with bios, reviews, and more

Yext sells pay-per-call biz to CityGrid, focuses on local business listings

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Yext is unloading its pay-per-call business to IAC’s CityGrid Media  to focus on the opportunity of organizing local online business listing information for small businesses and big companies. The details of the sale were not released but TechCrunch is reporting that Yext sold its Felix pay-per-call business for around $30 million....
Yext sells pay-per-call biz to CityGrid, focuses on local business listings

The Most Common Problems With Local Business Listings

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Two weeks ago Greg Sterling and I published “YQ”, a study on the state of location data for Yext, where we discovered (surprise!) that the state of business location data on the Web is pretty messy. The study provided us with the opportunity to look at patterns among thousands of... Please...
The Most Common Problems With Local Business Listings
Official: Yellow pages may be worthless

In India, a time of flux approaches

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Two news items from the tech startup ecosystem broke through the clutter of politics, cricket, Bollywood, and more politics news in India earlier this month. The first was good. The second was just grim. Just Dial, which runs the local business listings site Justdial.com, had raised US$57 million in one...
In India, a time of flux approaches

Google Escalates The Location War With Google Places

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The Location War going on right now has many fronts (Foursquare, Twitter, search, mobile), but it is being funded by one thing: convincing local businesses to spend money on online advertising. Google is escalating that war today by making a big push to become the de facto directory for local...
Google Escalates The Location War With Google Places

Apple to provide Yelp check-in functionality within iOS 6 Maps

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Apple is set to hand Yelp a massive opportunity to increase its worldwide userbase and boost interactions with its service as a result of a new check-in feature in its new iOS 6 Maps app. Already working as an Apple partner to provide local business listings and ratings via its...
Apple to provide Yelp check-in functionality within iOS 6 Maps

T-Mobile Gets a Nokia Windows Phone 8 of its own

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T-Mobile will get its own exclusive Windows Phone 8 handset from Nokia, the Lumia 810. Unfortunately, it's not a high-end phone like Nokia's Lumia 920, which will be exclusive to AT&T. Instead, it's more akin to the mid-range Lumia 820, which also is coming to AT&T. T-Mobile's Windows Phone...
T-Mobile Gets a Nokia Windows Phone 8 of its own

Google Maps vs. Do-It-Yourself: Which Is Better for Business?

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As mobile becomes normal for the Web, location becomes key. The next phase of location apps are live, right there with the user as she goes about her business. When it comes to mapping the outside world, the space is pretty crowded. It's hard to argue with Google Maps, whose...
Google Maps vs. Do-It-Yourself: Which Is Better for Business?
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