Local Links of Interest

Yahoo: Mobile web to overtake PCs in next decade (Gary Price at ResourceShelf.com) Local Search Guide – IYP & Search Engine Who’s Who The Yellow Pages Association, along with sponsors eStara and Superpages.com and supporting partners comScore, SEMPO (Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization) and The Kelsey Group, offers the Local Search Guide, which profiles IYPs, …

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Google Alerts: an indispensible tool for Local Search

When I was in college, I had a job clipping articles from newspapers for a professor who was planning a book. It was back in the days when the Federal Government actually provided support for higher education and it afforded me the privelege of reading newspapers and being paid for it. These days the job …

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Local Links of Interest: Local Search News goes mainstream

It is fascinating to me to see the emergence of local search & local mobile to be appearing so prominently in the mainstream press. In today’s online edition of the NY Times, the following three headlines from the technology section were featured on the front page: A Web Tour Will Show Stores From the Inside …

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Local Links of Interest

Mozilla moving to mobile – a great post from Schrep at Mozilla on their plans in the mobile space (prioritizing mobile platforn, adding mobile developement staff & a version of “Mobile firefox”). Also of interest was this tidbit about why now & available hardware: Getting a no-compromise web experience on devices requires significant memory (>=64MB) …

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Cancer Fund Raiser Meme

Marty Weitraub has an amazing personal story about his battle with cancer and has started a meme to promote the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fund Raiser during SMX Mobile. Go for it Marty! I am tagging Bill Slawski, Greg Sterling and Matt McGee.

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Local Links of Interest

Greg Sterling has a good piece on the The Debate Over User Reviews Matt has a winner on Dear Small Business Owners: Put Down Your Ranking Reports and it applies equally well to local search And Bill Slowski has an interesting patent review: Would You Rent Your Rooftop to Google To Show Ads Upon? (Too …

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Blogging From SMX Local and more

Blogging From SMX Local And Mobile – Mike the Internet guy is reporting on sessions as they happen Michael Jones (Google) Keynote at SMX Local-Mobile Earth and Maps have 250 million users daily around the world. Yahoo in 15-Nation Deal for Search on Cellphones (NY Times) Under the deal, Yahoo will feature its search engine …

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Local Links of Interest

Usability test: Does iPhone match the hype? -Users try out the iPhone, HTC Touch and the Nokia N95 It’s also important to remember that the tests focused on how easy it was to pick up the device and use it right out of the box. “People can eventually learn to use any device,” Ballew said. …

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Local Links of Interest

Yahoo’s Kay Skeptical about Local Verticals from the LocalOnliner.com Building a Better Database: Getting Harder All the Time from the Kelsey Group about the difficulties of assembling local data.

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