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Dallas Morning News Bets Ranch on Its Local/Hyperlocal Strategy

Tom Grubisich

Dallas Morning News Bets Ranch on Its Local/Hyperlocal Strategy

For the Dallas Morning News, local and hyperlocal — increasingly digital but with a continuing and strong print presence — define the future of the 130-year-old A. H. Belo Corp. newspaper. To find out more about what the DMN is doing to plan for the local digital future, we talked recently with several executives in charge of that strategy…

Street Fight Daily: Fake Yelp Reviews Rise, Yahoo Gives Maps A Facelift

Steven Jacobs

Street Fight Daily: Fake Yelp Reviews Rise, Yahoo Gives Maps A Facelift

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyA Whopping 20% Of Yelp Reviews Are Fake (MarketWatch)… Surprise: Yahoo Maps Gets A Facelift, New Features (SearchEngineLand)… Hyperlocal Power: Urban Compass Raises $20M At A $150M Valuation; Adds Advance Publications And Marc Benioff As Investors (TechCrunch)…

Gannett’s Acquisition of Belo’s TV Stations Puts Focus on Hyperlocal Push

Tom Grubisich

Gannett’s Acquisition of Belo’s TV Stations Puts Focus on Hyperlocal Push

Gannett brags that its acquisition of Belo’s TV stations creates a broadcast “super group.” But perhaps the biggest implication about the merger is not its “super”-ness, but what it will mean in the hyperlocal digital space where both companies, especially Gannett, are trying to build a post-broadcast future…

DataSphere Adds Belo to Its Community News Clients

Tom Grubisich

DataSphere Adds Belo to Its Community News Clients

Hyperlocal middleman DataSphere has added Belo Corp. and 14 of its TV stations in top markets to its client list of broadcast chains who have gone digital at the community level. The Belo markets that DataSphere will serve with tech and sales services include Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Seattle/Tacoma and Phoenix…