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Ultra Light Startups: Local Edition in NYC

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The day before Affiliate Summit East in NYC, last Thursday, I attended a ULS get-together on Local. There were almost 100 people there– perhaps half from start-ups looking to network or pitch their product.  Entry fee was $20, but $10 if you do a 60 second pitch.  I am cheap,… Read more »

The upcoming Bubble in Local Search

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Yodle and Ambassador, both out of NYC, were featured in a Kelsey Group press release.  Yodle was founded by a friend of a friend of mine and just raised $10MM.  And ReachLocal’s $300MM valuation is insane.  Funny that these guys, Orange Soda, Webvisible, LocalLaunch, Marchex, and other folks are getting… Read more »

Yodle gets $10MM in Series C Funding

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I first heard of Yodle about 4 years ago, back when it was called NatPal, by Nathaniel Stevens out of UPenn, a friend of Brad Twohig, who is our joint friend.  Since then, I’ve seen the company grow from a few dozen clients to a reported 5,000, bring in a… Read more »

Google provides self-serve display advertising

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Google placed in beta yesterday a new service to create free display ads.  This is a cleaner implementation, in my opinion to what Yahoo and AdReady have with MyAds.  Slowly, Google is moving from text-based to true self-serve advertising.  This is going to put a lot of low-value designers out… Read more »