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Citysearch Names VP, GM

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West Hollywood-based Citysearch , the online city guide which is part of IAC, said that it has named Kimberly Salzer as its new Vice President and General Manager. Citysearch said that Salzer will be responsible for products and marketing strategy. citysearch executiveREAD MORE>>.

Citysearch Launches Annual Business Ranking Polls

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West Hollywood-based Citysearch said Tuesday afternoon that it has begun taking user input and polls for its "Best of Citysearch" award, which ranks the best local businesses on its site. citysearch user voting business ranking pollREAD MORE>>.

Citysearch Debuts Visual Guide Site, New iPhone App

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West Hollywood-based Citysearch has launched two new products today, including both a visual city guide, and a new iPhone app. READ MORE>>.

Citysearch Updates Mobile Apps

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West Hollywood-based Citysearch , the online local business guide site owned by IAC, said Tuesday afternoon that it has updated all of its mobile applications. Tags: blackberry android iphone guide business application mobile citysearch All of the mobile applications are free. READ MORE>>.

CityGrid Media Buys BuzzLabs

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West Hollywood-based CityGrid Media , the unit of IAC formerly known as CitySearch, said today that it has acquired BuzzLabs , a social media monitoring and sentiment analysis software developer. CityGrid Media operates the Citysearch, Insider Pages and Urbanspoon web sites. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. READ MORE>>.

Citysearch Connects Into Twitter

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West Hollywood-based online restaurant and business reviews and listings site Citysearch announced this morning that it has created a new way for its customers to connect with Twitter, with a new API which allows local businesses on the site to connect their existing Twitter account, or create a new one, with their business profile.

Citysearch Launches Food Site

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West Hollywood-based Citysearch said this morning that it has launched a new, online blog site called 3BuckBites , focused on "cheap eats" costing less than $3.99. The new blog site is part of an expansion of the firm into stand-alone, vertical sites, all of which push users to Citysearch information and search pages. READ MORE>>.

Citysearch Launches iPhone App

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West Hollywood-based Citysearch, which operates online guides to local areas, said Thursday afternoon that it has launched an application for the iPhone and iPod touch. The new app, available in the Apple App Store, allows users to write reviews and access content from Citysearch. Citysearch is owned by IAC

Citysearch Relases New BlackBerry App

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Los Angeles-based Citysearch , the online local business guide site owned by IAC, said Monday that it has released a new, redesigned application for the BlackBerry. Citysearch said it has simplified browsing in the app, adding GPS enhancements, and upgraded features such as connections to Twitter, reviews, and more. READ MORE>>.

Citysearch Nabs Gorilla Nation's Louvion

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West Hollywood-based Citysearch announced today that it has hired on Christophe Louvion--the former CTO of Gorilla Nation Media--as its Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Core Products. Tags: citysearch christophe louvion gorilla nation executive internet advertising READ MORE>>.

Citysearch Unveils Local Ad Network

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West Hollywood-based Citysearch , the online business guide owned by IAC, said late Friday that it has created a new advertising network called CityGrid. According to Citysearch, the new content and advertising network aggregates advertisers from a number of partners, enhances that content, and distributes that through partner web sites.

Citysearch, IAC Looks To Contest For Business Ideas

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West Hollywood-based Citysearch , the local reviews and directory service of IAC, has taken an unusual approach to finding its next business idea: it's running a contest which asks its users to submit a "brilliant" idea for web and mobile applications. Tags: citysearch business contest idea venture capital equity READ MORE>>.

Citysearch Expands Ties With Idearc

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West Hollywood-based Citysearch , the local online business guide owned by IAC, said Thursday that the firm has expanded its relationship with yellow pages publisher Idearc Media. Citysearch said it will integrate performance-based advertising from Idearc's Superpages.com site into its publishing network. READ MORE>>.

Report: CityGrid Lays Off Two Thirds Of Staff

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A report this morning says that West Hollywood-based CityGrid , the parent firm of CitySearch, Urbanspoon, and InsiderPages, has laid off two thirds of its staff. citygrid urbanspoon citysearch insiderpages jobs employment layoff angeles guide online publishing The layoffs--reported by TechCrunch-- reportedly affected 130 people.

CityGrid Media Launches APIs

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West Hollywood-based CityGrid Media , the unit of IAC which operates CitySearch, Insider Pages, and Urbanspoon, said Thursday that it has rolled out three new advertising APIs for developers. citygrid media advertising citysearch urbandspoon mobile software developerCityGrid said the APIs are available from a new developer center.

Citysearch Launches Another Food Site

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West Hollywood-based Citysearch has launched another dedicated vertical web site Thursday, saying it has created a new site, SugarBomber.com , which will provide photos and reviews of local providers of sweets and desserts. Tags: citysearch food sugarbomber review

MySpace, Citysearch To Launch Local Site

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Los Angeles-based MySpace and West Hollywood-based CitySearch announced this morning that the two have launched a beta of a new local search site, MySpace Local, which will allow users to review, rate, and share information about small businesses. Tags: myspace citysearch local business ratings

Hack4LA Looks To Help Local Communities, Government

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Coaches and mentors from companies like Topspin Media, Citysearch, Beachbody, Lootsie, Datapop, and Carbon also are involved. hack4la hackathon civic data government topspin citysearch datapop community collaboration prize google scopely esri factual makerspace Can your software skills help make your local community a better place?

Citysearch Goes Mobile, Connects With Facebook

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West Hollywood-based Citysearch, which is a unit of IAC, has rolled out a mobile version of the firm's site. Citysearch said today that its new Mobile by Citysearch site is in beta, and will allow users to add reviews and pull information about business listings from cell phones. READ MORE

Citysearch Invests In OrangeSoda, Launches Online Local Advertising Service

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West Hollywood-based Citysearch , the online local business guide owned by IAC, announced today that it has launched a new online advertising service for local businesses called CityGrid Complete. According to Citysearch, it made an investment in OrangeSoda to build the new service. READ MORE>>.

Privlo Raises $2.1M For Private Mortgage Marketplace

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Among executives at the firm are Kenn Stearns (eRealty), who joins as Chief Product Officer; Saro Vasudevan (Capital One), Chief Customer and Credit Officer; David Subar (BreakMedia, Interthinx), as Interim Chief Technology Officer; and Michael Barton (Startup Exchange, TicketMaster-CitySearch), who joins the firm as Chief Operating Officer.

Amazon Takes On Local Service Referrals In LA

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Local handyman referral services have been a perennial favorite for startups in Los Angeles, with services as Done Right (acquired by Tree.com in 2009), and Insider Pages (acquired by Citysearch in 2007, now part of Citygrid). READ MORE>>. amazon local service referral citygrid serviz handybook pathjoy

Los Angeles, San Diego Among Top 10 Cities For Startups

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CityGrid Slashes Staff

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In the latest cuts among Silicon Beach's high tech community, CityGrid , which runs Citysearch, Insider Pages, and Urbanspoon--has laid off a chunk of its staff, including a significant number of Los Angeles employees. The cuts come on the heels of cuts at BeachMint, ShoeDazzle, and Cooking.com. READ MORE>>.

How VCs Think About Adding New Partners

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Let me start with the news that I’m excited to share with you. Thus began my marketing campaign. billion IPO), Envestnet (Chicago, $1.25

Factual Opens New API

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Los Angeles-based Factual , the big data startup headed by Gil Elbaz, said last night that it has launched a new API into beta. READ MORE>>.

OpenX Names Idealab's McPherson As Chief Legal Officer

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McPherson had been General Counsel and VP of Corporate Development at Idealab for more than ten years; he also has served at Chief Legal Officer at Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch and CitySearch, and also had served at Heller Ehrman LLP, among other positions. READ MORE>>. openx idealab chief legal officer executive online advertising

Need A Job? Come To Idealab Job Fair!

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Bill Gross and Idealab have founded or advanced development of more than 75 companies including Overture Services, eSolar, UberMedia, CitySearch, Picasa and Internet Brands. That’s right folks Idealab is hosting a job fair at their offices for 10 of their startups companies. Come have a good time and enjoy the Idealab hospitality.

Demand Media Buys Saatchi Art, Appoints Sean Moriarty As CEO

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He also has served at IAC/Citysearch, prior to headin gup Ticketmaster. Santa MOnica-based Demand Media made a surprise move this morning, saying it has appointed former Ticketmaster CEO Sean Moriarty as its new CEO--and also acquiring Moriarty''s startup, Saatchi Art. READ MORE>>.

LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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Silicon Valley? That’s so yesterday. Today’s startup innovators come from about six hours south of Silicon Valley. Venture Capital: Upfront Ventures.

Catching Up With Dave Hagan, Boingo

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came back to the states for Ticketmaster Citysearch, and I had actually been looking to go back to Canada as my son was at school at University.

Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:

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So he founded … wait … CitySearch. Some IdeaLab successes / brand names aside from Overture & CitySearch? Heresy. for $1.63

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

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I just returned from 3 days in Cincinnati including attending the annual meeting of one of Upfront’s LPs – Cintrifuse. Why Now? What Next?

Goldstar Adds Coffin, Moriarty, Harris As Advisors

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Moriarty is the former President and CEO of Ticketmaster, and is currently an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Mayfield Fund, and was also an executive at Citysearch, and board member at Points.com and iLike. Goldstar is headed by Jim McCarthy. READ MORE>>. goldstar executive advisor matt coffin sean moriarty tickets ticketing

Moonfrye Gets $2.5M For Kids Activities

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According to Suster, Moonfrye ''s CEO is Kary Nortman, who formerly ran Citysearch and UrbanSpoon for IAC. READ MORE>>.

Bolstering the Partner Ranks at GRP

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It is with great pleasure that I can finally announce that we have added Greg Bettinelli as a partner at GRP Partners. You won’t regret it.

How Luxury Link Is Growing Its Travel Marketplace, With Scott Morrow

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Talk about Luxury Link? We currently partner a thousand luxury properties across 82 countries. Have of all our transactions are from repeat buyers.

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Announcing a Deal I’ve Wanted to Talk About for a Year

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first met Ethan in 2005. I was preparing to move back to the US from London after 11 years abroad. And we wanted a head of global marketing. He did.

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ScoreBig Bolsters Exec Team To Accelerate Growth

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Wilson was previously at Sidebar, and also had served at GoTV Networks, JAMDAT Mobile, and Citysearch, where he was founding engineer. Los Angeles-based online ticket marketplace ScoreBig.com is bolstering its executive team today, saying it has named two new VPs to help drive growth at the company.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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Idealab, led by Bill Gross, who founded Overture, CitySearch and MANY other business  [Pasadena]. Brad Feld visited Los Angeles this past week.