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Hyperlocal M&A in 2014 — Here’s What the Big Acquirers Are Looking For

Steven Jacobs

Hyperlocal M&A in 2014 — Here’s What the Big Acquirers Are Looking For

YP’s acquisition of Sense Networks earlier this week comes as M&A activity in the local technology continues to increase, with the market seeing the number of large, double digit deals increase in 2013. Here’s a quick look at several major players who may currently be in the hunt for locally focused acquisitions and what they might be looking for.

DemandForce CMO: There’s No Limit to Where We Will Want to Go

Steven Jacobs

DemandForce CMO: There’s No Limit to Where We Will Want to Go

If Google’s acquisition of Waze was the biggest exit in local tech over the past few years, Intuit’s buy of Demandforce was arguably the most important. Since shelling out nearly half of a billion dollars for the retention marketing software provider, the company has quietly executed on a strategy to position itself an integrated solutions provider for small businesses…

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare Raises Another $35M, eBay’s Strategy for Offline Commerce

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare Raises Another $35M, eBay’s Strategy for Offline Commerce

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.…. Foursquare Raises a $35 Million Round and Adds DFJ’s Schuler to the Board (AllThingsD)… EBay’s Strategy for Taking On Amazon (New York Times)… Nextdoor Talks Growth, Now Being Used In One In Six Neighborhoods In The US (TechCrunch)…

How Yahoo and Intuit Plan to Win With Small Businesses

Steven Jacobs

How Yahoo and Intuit Plan to Win With Small Businesses

Major companies have started to turn their gaze to the small business market, looking to cash in on a segment that has long eluded some of technology ‘s biggest players. During Interactive Local Media in San Francisco Wednesday, two Web 1.0 giants – Intuit and Yahoo – laid out their strategies to position themselves as the go-to source for small business software…

Watch Out Intuit — Booker Guns For Demandforce With New CRM Tools

Steven Jacobs

Watch Out Intuit — Booker Guns For Demandforce With New CRM Tools

Eight months after raising a massive Series A round, Booker is making its push into a new, and potentially massive, market: CRM. Today, the New York-based company, which began selling booking and business management software to service businesses, rolled out Promote, a Demandforce-like product that allows businesses to tie email messaging and social media campaigns to the goings-on of their business…

Case Study: Managing Online Reputation in a Healthcare Setting

Stephanie Miles

Case Study: Managing Online Reputation in a Healthcare Setting

As the healthcare industry evolves, it’s becoming increasingly common for physicians to utilize hyperlocal tools for both patient acquisition and retention. As the public relations director at Nova Medical Group, one of the largest integrative primary care practices in Northern Virginia, Melanie Schmidt is responsible for spearheading the group’s digital marketing initiatives. She works with hyperlocal vendors like Demandforce, CriticMania, and Binary Fountain on patient acquisition and retention efforts…

Openings & New Hires at eBay, Foursquare, Copilot, Condé Nast, Square, and More…

Kelly Benish

Openings & New Hires at eBay, Foursquare, Copilot, Condé Nast, Square, and More…

Two high-profile exits took place this week — those of Jack Abraham at eBay and Keith Rabois at Square. In both cases, the tales are still unfolding. At Group Commerce, 28% of the staff was cut. Meanwhile, other employers are picking up their pace, advertising openings in sales, product management, design, social media, and management. Learn more about who’s changing jobs and where you can apply for a job now…

Five 360-Degree Marketing Platforms for SMBs

Stephanie Miles

Five 360-Degree Marketing Platforms for SMBs

One way that SMBs can cut down on the time they spend creating and managing their hyperlocal marketing campaigns is by signing up for a 360-degree platform that brings many of the most popular digital marketing tools under one roof. Here are five comprehensive platforms that small businesses can use to streamline their online marketing efforts…

What Intuit’s Demandforce Buy Says About the Future of Hyperlocal Marketing

Alex Salkever

What Intuit’s Demandforce Buy Says About the Future of Hyperlocal Marketing

The acquisition means that hyperlocal marketing has arrived in terms of market and investor recognition — and that hyperlocal marketing is something that will likely be baked deep into existing SMB products such as QuickBooks. Consider this move to be the precursor of a comprehensive SMB dashboard incorporating cash flows, balance sheets, text and tweets…