Local.Com Buys Group Buying Start-Up

Local.com, which recently introduced an integrated coupon and sales platform as part of its relaunch, has announced that it will enter the group buying/deal a day space via the acquisition of iTwango, a Los Angeles-based started that launched in October. The company, founded by former Citysearch CTO Hal Oreif, will be rebranded under Local.com. The […]

ILM:10: Local Content Economics ‘Not Like Demand Media’

Content farms and aggregators are a major part of the new, scaleable local ecosystem. But the rules of the road are different for local content than for general content, according to executives speaking at ILM:10 in Santa Clara. MerchantCircle Local Content Studio GM Andy Halliday noted that Merchant Circle is pumping up its context with […]