Local (Mobile) Links of Interest

Smartphones Now Ringing for Women – Laura M. Holson, NY Times If recent history is any guide, roughly a third of the people snapping up Apple’s new iPhone are likely to tote it in a purse. In a big shift for the phone industry, women have emerged as eager buyers of not just iPhones but …

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Conversation with Universal Business Listing’s Doyal Bryant

I recently had a conversation with Doyal Bryant, one of the founders of Universal Business Listing. Universal Business Listing is attempting to establish itself as a single stop for businesses to create one listing for use across the local internet. They want to become a business resource that provides “internet fresh data” to the various consumers of …

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Local Links of Interest

 Small Business Marketing Success Story: Avante Gardens – Matt McGee, SearchEngineland This interview with Cathy Rulloda is a great overview of good practices. Cathy is always at the forefront of using the internet for local marketing in the very tough florist arena and she more than holds her own. Free-411 Rolls Out Dial Directions Nationally & Jingle Goes Nationwide …

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Local Links of Interest

A Technology Consortium Plans a Wireless Network – Matt Richtel, NY Times The consortium includes a disparate group of partners: Sprint Nextel, Google, Intel, Comcast, Time Warner and Clearwire…. They expect the network, which will provide the next generation of high-speed Internet access for cellphone users, to be built in as little as two years, …

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Apple’s Price Reduction & its stealth mobile computing initiatives

Fortune (via LocalMobileSearch) reports that Apple will be reducing the price of the iPhone by $200. As Greg points out at Local Mobile: Price Matters! The new price will drive adoption of this fully functional mobile computing device masquerading as a smart phone at a faster rate. Apple’s mobile computing strategy became very clear this …

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Searching for reviews

I am currently traveling with my family from Northern California to Oregon. We needed to book a hotel near the San Francsico airport the other night. My wife ended up booking us into the Best Western Grosvenor in South San Francisco. As we checked in, there was an obviously placed notice that that if we …

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Local Links of Interest

UniversalBusinessListing.Org Partners with NexxLinx to Jump-Start Local Search  UBL is the industry initiative to help businesses create and expand their online presence. Instead of spending countless frustrating hours of trial and error, businesses create a central listing with UBL, and for a small fee their information is securely distributed to all major US online Yellow …

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