FASTForward ‘07: Enterprise Search, Reconsidered

FAST put on its own kind of MacWorld this week in San Diego, evangelizing the way to its “enterprise search” solutions for every kind of customer, including major local players such as Media News Group, The Washington Post, InfoSpace, Scandinavian publishing giant Schipsted, and the online directory efforts from Deutsche Telekom and Portugal Telecom. The event, attracting … Read more Ties Hyperlocal, Local Search

Newspaper sites have done a lot of window dressing with “hyperlocal” by adding neighborhood blogs and whatnot. But now some papers are challenging themselves to embrace hyperlocal in all things, as they seek to tame Google and Yahoo in search, take on the Yellow Pages in certain categories, and win back reader loyalty. A lot … Read more

Greenman Steps Down as RHD Digital Head

R.H. Donnelley Senior VP of Digital Strategy Innovation and Products Simon Greenman confirmed today that he is stepping down and likely to be replaced by Sean Green, 36, who was promoted to VP of Strategy and Business Development in October. Greenman says that he basically declined to relocate from Denver to RHD headquarters in Cary, NC. After … Read more

Mindbody Slated to Be Sold for $1.9 Billion; Is Scheduling Still an SMB Anchor?

Mindbody, a leader in fitness and spa software and services with 67,000 subscribing businesses in 124 countries, announced it reached an agreement to be sold for $1.9 Billion to Vista Equity. The company will now enter a 30 day “Go Shop” period. At the time of the announcement, the deal represented a 68 percent premium … Read more