Local

Yelp announces Custom Location Targeting, budget recommendations and more features to expand reach for local businesses

Yelp is now rolling out Custom Location Targeting, machine learning-generated budget recommendations and a number of other new features designed to give business owners more control over their presence and ads on the platform, the company announced Tuesday. Custom Location Targeting (CLT). Businesses on Yelp can now designate specific locations …

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Google local car dealership inventory search results

Google appears to be testing local car and auto dealership inventory in search results. The company has not commented on this news yet but you may be able to access local automobile inventory in the US by visiting google.com/local/cars. What it looks like. When you visit google.com/local/cars, you’ll see a …

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Google Buys ImageAmerica, Mapping Feature War Continues

On Friday, the Google LatLong Blog announced the company had acquired ImageAmerica, “a company that builds high resolution cameras for the collection of aerial imagery.” Google plans to use the capabilities in Google Maps and Earth. ImageAmerica provided some of the high-resolution post-Hurricane Katrina images (no longer available) in Google …

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Yahoo Local GM To Leave, Group Now Broader

Paul Levine, GM of Yahoo Local, is leaving (his decision) after almost five years and being replaced by Jennifer Dulski, who is now going to be Group Vice President & General Manager, Marketplace. Her title reflects a strategy shift and will combine Local with Shopping, Travel, Autos and Real Estate …

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Google Brings Earth Enterprise Into The Browser

Google is bringing mashups behind the enterprise firewall and into the browser. What that means, among other things, is that Google Earth Enterprise users will be able to see data rendered on Google Earth within a browser environment rather than having the Earth client on their individual desktops. Here’s the …

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