Matchbin Launches Tablet Newsstand for Local Publishers

(Image is of Zinio Newssstand for iPad, but you get the idea….) The release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab will give the iPad some competition. It reminds us that the rise of tablets has been positioned as a savior for publishing, including newspapers and magazines. Theoretically, at least, tablets can process incremental per-copy and subscription […]

BookFresh: Appointments Are Building Blocks, Not Marketplaces

One way to get into SMB accounts is to take over their appointment calenders. This is an approach that has been embraced by a growing horde of start-ups….at least ten by some counts. Silicon-Valley-based BookFresh, formerly known as HourTown, has raised $1.5 million from NBC Universal, Baseline Ventures , Hatch Ventures, Ron Conway and others. […]

The Future of Newspaper Events

Events for newspaper industry executives are clearly challenged right now. Today, I learned via Vin Crosbie’s Facebook thread that the World Association of Newspapers and the World Editors Forum had to “postpone” their annual conference, which was set for March 22 in Hyderabad, India. It’s unfortunate. Isn’t there value in having like-minded executives get together […]

New Classifieds Aggregators: iList and Bamboo Ad Net

Local media is so fragmented that its becoming increasingly important to aggregate classifieds from several sources. GoogleBase and Oodle go a long way in this regard – the latter having recently signed Facebook and MySpace as partners for its growing network. But other classified aggregators are coming up the horizon, too. One site that recently […]

Trulia Selling Realtors Unlimited Self-Serve Ads

The frontiers of Web based, self-serve advertising moved (a little) today, as Trulia introduced Trulia Pro, a new “starter” package for Realtors that provides unlimited “featured listings” and “Spotlight Ads” that Realtors use for branding. Trulia claims that its featured listings capability boosts views by four-to-seven times. Trulia Pro enables Realtors to place their ads […]