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Every two weeks, Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week's edition, new jobs and hires at Time Inc., Green Banana SEO, Cox Target Media, and MLive...

Openings and New Hires at GrubHub, Boostability and Delivery.com

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Every two weeks, Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week’s edition, new jobs and hires at Time Inc., Green Banana SEO, Cox Target Media, and MLive…

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Study: Franchises Spend ‘Nearly Half’ of Marketing Budgets on Digital

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Franchises, equipped with the resources of a large brand but the flexibility of a small business, could help provide a critical stepping stone for vendors looking to reach SMBs. New data shows they are substantially more digitally advanced than their independent counterparts…

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Movers & Shakers

Every two weeks, Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week's edition, new jobs and hires at Amazon, Google, Where2GetIt and Street Fight...

Openings and New Hires at Goodzer, Foursquare and Street Fight

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Every two weeks, Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week’s edition, new jobs and hires at Amazon, Google, Where2GetIt and Street Fight…

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Groupon Plans to Start Selling Beacons to Merchants

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The deals company announced solid fourth quarter earnings Thursday evening, finishing the year with gains in both revenue and gross billings. During the earnings call, CEO Eric Lefkofsky announced its latest project: a redemption system that uses beacons to allow merchants to track and communicate with Groupon customers in their stores…

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Uber and Foursquare Co-Founders Lead $15M Investment in Dining App Reserve

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Expa, the startup accelerator founded by Uber co-founder Garrett Camp and Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai, has led a $15 million venture investment in Reserve. The round included a number of celebrity investors including actors Jon Favreau and Jared Leto as well as rapper Will.i.am…

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Yelp Acquires Eat24, Bringing the Battle to GrubHub

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The company announced Tuesday it had acquired Eat24, a food ordering service, for $134 million in both cash and stock. The acquisition positions Yelp on a collision course with GrubHub, the online ordering firm that went public last year after merging with the New York-based Seamless.

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CEO Says Yelp Is at ‘Peak Desktop’ — Is It Also Nearing Peak Growth?

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Yelp posted its first-ever annual profit Thursday, but sluggish user growth sent shares of the reviews company tumbling in after-hours trading. As much as Yelp may want to rid itself of its dependency on Google, the search giant has provided a critical platform for it to grow its user base…

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Grubhub Has Made Its Biggest Move Since the Seamless Merger

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In the most important move since its merger with Seamless, Grubhub has acquired two delivery companies in an effort to build its own delivery network. The move marks a transition in strategy…

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Marchex: Marketers Spent $4B on Mobile Search Ads To Drive Calls In 2014

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Mobile advertising technology company Marchex is trying to close the massive attribution gap for marketers who spent $4 billion in 2014 to drive phone calls through click-to-call ads — yet had no way to know which keywords produced the calls…

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Movers & Shakers

Every two weeks, Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week's edition, new jobs and hires at Deseret News, Kwolia, Acxiom, Fixya, Moz, and more...

Openings and New Hires at Amazon, Swipely, and SweetIQ

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Every two weeks, Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week’s edition, new jobs and hires at Deseret News, Kwolia, Acxiom, Fixya, Moz, and more…

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