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Investors Cold To Latest AOL Re-Shuffle

How long before investors lose patience with AOL (NYSE: AOL) CEO Tim Armstrong? The former Google (NSDQ: GOOG) ad executive assumed control…

How iPhones move across Europe

Michael Krell of Crowdflow takes the location data from 880 iPhones for the month of April 2011 and creates a time-lapse video that shows how iPhone users flow across Europe. It is pretty hypnotic. There are three videos that are worth watching.

Yahoo’s Local Strategy Takes Shape

Yahoo’s efforts to improve the local content it shows users by hiring editors in major cities nationwide are coming together — albeit slowl…

Reviews Site Angie’s List Raises $54 Million

Only six months after raising $22.5 million in a funding round, long-time reviews site Angie’s List has added another $54 million in funding…

Location Services Look to Future Check-Ins… With Friends

Ditto, a new app from Jaiku founder Jyri Engestrom, is coming out of the gates with the premise of helping users get recommendations on the fly as they figure where to go next. But what’s interesting is the ability to help facilitate future check-ins with friends.

Video: Are Google Daily Deals Ahead?

Will Google (NSDQ: GOOG) enter the daily deals space on its own now that its $6 billion bid to buy Groupon is dead? In an interview with Med…

The Morning Lowdown 09.15.10

»  Looking to get out in front of a more general business news audience, Bloomberg is running its news stories on Yahoo (NSDQ: YHO…

Yahoo Revs Up Its Local Content Efforts

Over the last year, Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) has talked repeatedly about the importance of both local content and local advertising. But, while th…

Twitter Adds More Geo Data To Tweets

Twitter is zeroing in with its location plans. The company says in a blog post that users will now be able to tag their tweets as coming fro…

Facebook Plans to Stake Its Location Claim Next Month

Facebook plans to add friend location information as soon as next month, reports The New York Times Bits blog today. The planned product would offer users the ability to share information with friends as well as APIs to bring in location info from other services.

Social Map Startup Platial To Close Down

Here’s the rare geography-based startup that apparently isn’t doing so well: Platial, which billed itself as the ‘people’s atlas’ and let pe…

U.S. Local News Network Raises $1 Million More

U.S. Local News Network — which is plotting the roll out of local news sites across the U.S. — has raised more cash. CEO Neil Senturia tel…

The Mobile Implications Of Google Buying Yelp

It’s not hard to understand why Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is interested in buying Yelp, which has successfully created a community around thousand…

Google Reportedly In Talks To Buy Yelp

Google (NSDQ: GOOG) may be about to make its biggest play for local business ad dollars yet. TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington says the company…

Google Ends Test Of Local Listing Ads

Two months after beginning tests of local listing ads aimed at small businesses, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has ended the experiment. The company s…

AOL’s Patch Plans Big New York Expansion

AOL-owned hyper-local firm Patch Media is making a big push into New York state, with the launch of 11 sites in Long Island and Westchester…

Welcome To Publishing Waterloo, NYT and WSJ

I live in the Bay Area, a place that has been, in the past 20 or so years, woefully underserved by what those in the quality news business c…

Local Newswire Fwix Raises First Round

Fwix, a hyperlocal newswire launching with sites for 72 cites on Monday, has raised an undisclosed first round from BlueRun Ventures. The Sa…

Yell.com Adding How-To Clips From VideoJug

For years it’s pointed consumers to local handymen, builders and businesses but now Yell.com is to start hosting thousands of videos showing…