Local Quotables: Mutter, Orrick, Rainert, Grubisich, Cocotas and more…
The best words about and around the hyperlocal industry.
Positive predictions for Groupon from Barclays Capital; thumbs-down on Yelp from BI Research. Foursquare’s Alex Rainert thinks we should teach code to kids; Alan Mutter foresees a tech buying spree on local in 2012; Street Fight’s Grubisich eyes the Westchester shoot-out; and more:
Barclays Capital, December 14, 2011
AllThingsD: While much execution lies ahead in order to meet expectations, the opportunity is large and Groupon has competitive advantages.
Alex Cocotas, BI Research, December 14, 2011
Business Insider: Although Yelp’s losses are clearly narrowing, falling from 26% to 13% as a percentage of revenue in one year, they are surprisingly large considering the company’s 80% year-over-year revenue growth.
Alan Mutter, December 12, 2011
Reflections of a Newsosaur: Next year will be the year that the big technology companies go after local publishing and broadcasting businesses more fiercely than ever before.
Tom Grubisich, Street Fight, December 15, 2011
Street Fight: If any of the four big-media competitors in Westchester becomes dominant or gains a distinct edge, the victor could have a template to do the same in scores of other top markets.