LocalOnliner Insights: Wanderful Media’s Sale to OwnLocal

OwnLocal’s acquisition today of Wanderful Media marks the end of an era, as Wanderful Media’s newspaper and TV owners basically stepped away from efforts – as a combined, industry group — to control the next generation of value added local merchant advertising, deals and coupons. OwnLocal, which is independently owned, will leverage hundreds of Wanderful […]

Newspapers’ ‘Wanderful Media’ Rethinks Digital Circulars

The consortium of 12 major newspaper companies that last year purchased Travidia, a digital circular vendor, has relaunched as Wanderful Media. The consortium, previously known as ShopCo., has committed $22 Million to the venture. It has also introduced a new tablet version of FindnSave.com, a site that launched last year under the old Travidia regime. […]

MerchantCircle Buys Scheduling Company

Scheduling is seen as the next wave of online marketplace services for SMBs, encouraging sticky usage, premium features and, in some cases, highly contextual advertising. Scheduling vendors such as Agendize, Full Slate, MaxiPage and X-Time are actively syndicating solutions. Jumping aboard the scheduling trend is MerchantCircle, the SMB services company with 1.3 million registered SMBs. […]