Top Social Nets Discuss ‘The Mobile/Social, Local/ Real-Time Medium’ at IAB

Local/social leaders from Facebook, Yelp and Twitter took the stage at IAB’s Annual Leadership Meeting in Carlsbad, CA this week to discuss what IAB President Randall Rothenberg called “the mobile/social local real-time medium that does not have a name.” Facebook’s Tim Kendall, director of monetization, said that Facebook has essentially introduced “marketing on the social […]

Oodle Adds Twitter; Sees Common Thread with Facebook et al

Oodle has added Twitter to its outlets for social classified listings. Oodle’s other social media outlets also include Facebook, MySpace and AOL. CEO Craig Donato says he hopes to apply the learnings to Twitter from its launches on the other sites. Oodle is obviously less impacted by Twitter’s 140 character limit than other media, since […]

Citysearch In Separate Deals With,

Citysearch’s strategy of winning wider distribution for its user reviews, editorial content and business profiles “and living wherever consumers want to be” has becoming closer to reality as it has announced back-to-back partnerships with Idearc’s and AT&T Interactive’s The deals reinforce an earlier deal announced last month with MySpace. While the business relationship […]

Citysearch CEO Jay Herratti Talks About MySpace Local

MySpace and Citysearch today confirmed the launch of MySpace Local, a new local city guide using functionality and feeds from Citysearch, including its taxonomy of categorization, geography structure, search functionality and content. The site is launching a beta version of the site this week, with a general U.S. launch next month. It will be available […]

Oodle Raises New Round; VCs See Opportunity for ‘Social Classifieds’

Oodle, the mega classifieds platform company, has raised an additional $5.6 million from its existing investors, which include Greylock Partners, Redpoint Ventures and JAFCO Ventures. The company has raised $24 million in total. Noting that Oodle has recently signed companies such as WalMart, Facebook and MySpace, CEO Craig Donato told us his VCs see a […]