Tweet Yelp has bought European competitor Qype for $50 million. Qype was founded in roughly 2006 in Germany but the UK is probably its strongest market. In the past the site has sometimes been described by North Americans as the “European Yelp.” As Yelp entered Europe and developed greater brand strength Qype began to stall. […]
Tweet This year’s Local Social Summit in London will be held November 13. The packed, single-day event will feature roughly 30 speakers and two keynotes. Speakers and attendees are from a mix of North American and European companies. Attendance is limited. Here’s a quick look at the sessions: SoLoMo Is Web 3.0 High Noon on […]
Tweet I was privileged to speak at Local Social Summit (London, 11/11) and have been part of the conference for the past three years. There were some excellent discussions and presentations that have now been distilled into a free report covering the first day of the event. The event was small enough to promote informal conversation […]
Tweet Yesterday UK-based Yell appointed Booz consultant Matt Anderson to a newly created role: Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer. According to the release: Matt will provide leadership for Yell’s corporate strategy and business development for strategic partnerships. His focus will be on driving the Group’s continuing digital transformation to become a leader in the […]
Tweet On the heels of its 10 country European expansion, Telmetrics is announcing the extension of its m.Call capability to the iOS platform. The m.Call solution permits publishers and marketers to track mobile calls (for measurement/ROI or PPCall purposes) without using a traditional call-tracking number. Telmetrics uses “unique tracking IDs, which are linked to advertiser […]
Tweet According to new data from comScore, Russia is Europe’s largest Internet market with 50.8 million users, just ahead of Germany. The total European Internet audience is 373.4 million. By comparison comScore says the total US Internet audience is roughly 217 million.
Tweet Spotzer, which began more or less as an acknowledged clone of Spot Runner, issued a press release saying that it now has 50,000 SMBs using its various marketing tools. The company evolved beyond purely offering video to be a full service “presence management” solution: The five year old technology powered agency has built and […]
Tweet Yell has named Scott Moore to a newly created role of Chief Digital Officer (CDO). Moore is from Microsoft/MSN and is based in the US. Here’s his bio: Scott joins Yell from MSN where, as Partner and Executive Producer, he was responsible for transforming Microsoft’s online consumer service, turning it into a valuable property […]