Groupon, Live Nation Team up for ‘The Live Email’

Groupon has moved closer to CEO Andrew Mason’s vision of being a “city guide” via “GrouponLive,” a new events source featuring various Live Nation events. “The Live email”, featuring last minute discounts, is being sent out to Ticketmaster’s regular opt-in list. It is also available to users who go to the site. Live Nation says GrouponLive will be … Read more

CitySquares Sees Traction; Expands to New England, New York

Boston-based CitySquares, which just celebrated its second anniversary, is getting about 70,000 unique visitors per month and now has a base of 700 advertisers, averaging $1,200 per year, reports CEO Ben Saren. He believes they have even more potential via upsells such as video, sponsored/display ads, etc. Roughly a third of the existing advertiser base is … Read more

Google Ranks IYP Traffic; Adds to Ranking Confusion

iBegin head Ahmed Farooq is shaking things up by publicizing Google’s take on top IYPs. Per Google’s methodology, Citysearch leads the way with 7.4 million uniques, and a 3.2 percent reach. It beats with 6.8 million uniques, and with 6.2 million uniques. Next up are Yelp with 4.6 million uniques, and Local.comwith 3.2 million uniques. No surprise, this take on the data … Read more

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 on the Web … Read more