AnchorFree WiFis Local Stores and Services

AnchorFree, an ad-supported WiFi service, says it is seeking to add additional verticals to its hotel and coffee shop strongholds. The company, which has raised $6 million, and already has 10,000 locations and 5.4 million user sessions a month, wants to serve locations “wherever people wait,” says EVP Mark Smith. “Auto dealerships, restaurants, doctors waiting […]

CallGenie’s Durance: ‘Voice and Data Truly Intermingled’

has bet heavily on building a voice search platform for telecom carriers, Yellow Pages publishers and other providers of ad supported directory assistance. Now the 150 person company, partially owned by YPG and just listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, has enhanced its mission with a series of acquisitions. These include BTS Logic, an international […]

Clear Channel, DMM Teamup for Online Video

Radio has virtually been a non-starter for local online sales, but a new video initiative by Clear Channel Radio, the nation’s largest chain with stations in 80 U.S. markets, might ramp things up. The video initiative, using Denver Multimedia (DMM) as its video producer, provides radio advertisers with the option to produce 30 second or […]

Catzilla Focuses Search Efforts on Autos and Real Estate

Auto dealers and Real Estate Brokers (and agents) are increasingly contending with mission creep for their Web needs that require them to have two or more Web sites. Part of the problem is the requirement to conform to standardized requirements. For instance, Ford, Toyota and Nissan dealers have a number of mandated requirements. At the […]