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ReachLocal To Help Power Facebook Deal Test

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of Internet advertising services to small and medium sized businesses, said Wednesday afternoon that it will participate in Facebook's Deals test in San Diego. ReachLocal said it will use its existing presence in San Diego to source deals from local businesses for Facebook. READ MORE>>.

ReachLocal Acquired By Gannett For $156M

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal is being acquired by publishing giant Gannett Co. , in a deal worth approximately $156M, the two companies said on Monday afternoon. ReachLocal helps small and medium sized businesses place and buy online advertising. ReachLocal said Gannett would pay $4.60 per share in cash for the company.

ReachLocal Trumpets Marketing Automation Customer List

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Woodland Hills-based online local online marketing provider ReachLocal is bragging today that it has signed up 1,000 clients for its new ReachEdge marketing automation product. The product had been launched in September of 2013. READ MORE>>. reachlocal marketing automation customers leads software

WageSpot Launches To Map Out Salaries, Pay

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Ever wonder what people around you are getting paid? A new, Woodland Hills-based startup, WageSpot , said Tuesday that it has launched, offering up a way for people to see what other people are being paid near them on a map, while filtering for things like age, industry, gender, experience, and more. READ MORE>>.

ReachLocal Strengthens Ties To Google

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the online marketing firm which helps small and medium sized businesses place online ads, has strengthened its ties into Google AdWords today, saying it has been added to the Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner (PSP) Program. Google did not say how many partners have been added to the program.

ReachLocal Expands Into Germany

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal said this week that it has expanded into Germany, and has opened up a new office in Berlin. The firm, which helps small and medium sized businesses place search and online advertising, said the new office will help serve German businesses. The new office will be managed by Sascha Kronberg.

ReachLocal Tapped By UK Government

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of local online marketing services for small and medium sized businesses, announced this morning that it has been recognized by the British Government for its efforts in the UK. ReachLocal helps local businesses place online advertising with Google and other search advertisers.

ReachLocal Appoints Chief Product Officer

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal has set a new, Chief Product Officer, the firm announced this morning. The provider of services to help small businesses place Internet advertising said it named Kris Barton to the position. Barton was previously at Nero, where he was Chief Operating Officer. READ MORE>>.

ReachLocal Revenues Grow On International Strength

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of local online marketing services to small and medium sized businesses, reported strong growth in its international revenues, in addition to continued revenue growth at the company. ReachLocal provides services that helps local advertisers place online advertising. READ MORE>>.

ReachLocal Targets Healthcare, Wellness Providers

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of online marketing services aimed at small and medium sized businesses, said late last night that it has launched a new, dedicated team aimed at healthcare and wellness providers. READ MORE>>. reachlocal health wellness patients internet marketing

ReachLocal Opens Office In Austria

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal is further expanding its European operations today, saying that it has opened up its first office in Austria. ReachLocal said the office brings its reach in Europe to seven European countries. Austria is the fourteenth country where ReachLocal has established a local presence. READ MORE>>.

ReachLocal Looks To Buy Back $20M In Shares

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the firm which helps small and medium sized businesses place online advertising, said today that it has approved a $20M, share repurchase program. The publicly traded firm said that the effort reflects the "continued confidence" of its board and management in the strength of its business.

ReachLocal Launches Trio Of Products, Targets Home Services

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal said today that it has launched three, brand new services today, including a new website focused on the booking of home services. ReachSite helps provide search engine optimization, content optimization, and lead capture for companies, to help companies convert visitors into customers.

ReachLocal Buys Daily Deals Firm DealOn.com

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal said Tuesday afternoon that it is acquiring New York-based DealOn.com , a provider of daily deals. ReachLocal said it would use the buy to help it become the premier source of deals from local merchants to publishers. DealOn was founded in 2009. READ MORE>>.

ReachLocal Expands in Amsterdam

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of services to help small and medium sized businesses advertise online, said Thursday that it has opened up a new office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The firm said the new office will serve as its European headquarters. The company efforts in Europe are headed by John Mazur.

ReachLocal Sees International Growth

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , which helps small and medium sized businesses place online advertising, released its results Tuesday afternoon, reporting a net loss of $4.6M on revenues of $98.6M. The firm saw an overall, 28 percent growth in its revenues from year to year, with particular growth in international markets.

CrowdGather Names Taher Scherzay As VP

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Woodland Hills-based CrowdGatehr , which operates a network of special interest message boards and forums, announced Thursday that it has named Taher Scherzay as Vice President of Technology. CrowdGather said Scherzay joins from Elexity Systems, where he was co-founder and CTO. crowdgather favrav taher scherzay executive elexity

Bizzy Launches Check-Outs

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In a twist to the popularity of mobile "check-in" applications, Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal's local recommendation site Bizzy said this morning that it has launched "Check-Outs", a new feature which allows users to rate and review local businesses--after visiting those businesses. ReachLocal launched Bizzy in November. READ MORE>>.

Gumiyo Sees Surge From Hurricane Irene

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Woodland Hills-based Gumiyo , the mobile publishing software firm led by Shuki Lehavi, reported this week that it saw a surge in mobile traffic due to Hurricane Irene. Gumiyo develops software which helps publishers create mobile apps. The firm said it saw the biggest traffic on August 28th. READ MORE>>.

LinkedIn's Classmates Tempts Trademark Battle

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Mountain View-based business networking service LinkedIn appears to be tempting some trademark confusion--and maybe, a lawsuit-- with the launch Wednesday of a new service it bills Classmates , to help its users connect with former classmates via the service. LinkedIn's new service helps connect its users with fellow college alumni.

How ReachLocal Wants To Own The Consumer Transaction

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The big part of the vision is really helping when leads convert, and to enable a transaction with businesses. We're powering that whole process.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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Home of JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), which helps put rockets into space. Brad Feld visited Los Angeles this past week. LA should be LA.”

ReachLocal To Shut Bizzy

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the online marketing firm which helps small and medium sized business place Internet advertising, is shutting down its Bizzy local business recommendations site, according to a blog post from the site. Bizzy said the site and mobile apps will be shut down by mid-November. READ MORE>>.

ReachLocal's Zorik Gordon On Daily Deals

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We want to partner with other people, and help them by solving the sourcing and distribution. Zorik Gordon: We're excited about the acquisition.

United Online's Helfand Departs, Joins Auditude

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Jeremy Helfand , the President of United Online 's Media Group, has departed the Woodland Hills-based firm and ended up at a Palo Alto startup. Auditude develops technology to help companies monetize their online video. According to Palo Alto-based Auditude this morning, Helfand has joined the company as CEO.

United Online Sells StayFriends

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Woodland Hills-based United Online has sold its StayFriends social networking site, to German company Stroer Content Group GmbH , the company said Thursday afternoon. United Online said it will receive 16.0 million euros ($18.3M US) for StayFriends. READ MORE>>. united online untd stayfriends merger acquisition

MyPoints Debut New Gifting App, Swappable

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According to the company, the new app lets users buy gift cards using their credit cards, and easily gift those cards to friends. READ MORE>>.

ReachLocal Shuffles Board

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal is shuffling the makeup of its board of directors, saying late Thursday that it has added two new board members--Tom Hale and Larry Kutscher--to the body, replacing existing board members David Carlick and Robert Dykes. READ MORE>>. reachlocal executive board online marketinghomeaway travelclick

ReachLocal Opens New Offices In Canada, Germany

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Continuing its international expansion, Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , which helps local businesses market themselves online through paid search marketing and other advertising, said it has opened up new offices in Canada and Germany. ReachLocal has been active in Canada since 2008, and in Germany since 2011. READ MORE>>.

ReachLocal Acquires Division of New Zealand Company

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , which helps run local, online marketing efforts for small and medium sized businesses, said today that it has acquired a divisio of a New Zealand company, the SME division of SureFire Search Limied. Financial terms of the acquisition deal were not announced. READ MORE>>.

United Online Puts StayFriends On The Block

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Woodland Hills-based United Online said Tuesday that it has hired an investment banker to sell its European social networking website, StayFriends. United Online also says that, as part of those efforts, it has also hired JMP Securities LLC to help it with M&A efforts, as it looks in the area of commerce and loyalty for growth.

ReachLocal Extends Lead Management Software To Canada

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal said today that it has launched its leads tracking and management software, ReachEdge, into the Canadian market. The software also helps those businesses prioritize the leads they receive and makes sure they are followed up with by staff. READ MORE>>.

Readz Launches Mobile Marketing Tools, Backed by $7.15M

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Woodland Hills-based Readz , a new startup that is aiming to help marketers quickly create microsites, landing pages, white papers, and other content, said today that it has raised more than $7.15M in funding, and launched its products. Readz is led by Bart De Pelsmaeker. READ MORE>>.

ReachLocal Debuts New SMB Marketing Software

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal has launched a new suite of products this morning, saying that it is looking to help small and medium sized businesses attract, capture, and convert more customers. Pricing on the new tool was not announced. READ MORE>>. reachlocal marketing software leads management launch advertising saas

FatTail Names Product Management VP

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FatTail is developing advertising optimization software to help publishers automate the process of buying and selling online advertising.

ReachLocal Expands In Brazil

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal is continuing its international expansion, saying today that it has opened up its first, South American office, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. ReachLocal provides help to local and small businesses to advertise their companies online. READ MORE>>. reachlocal brazil international advertising online

ReachLocal Names Chief Revenue Officer

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal said this morning that it has named Josh Claman as its new Chief Revenue Officer. ReachLocal provides a service which helps small and medium-sized businesses place Internet advertising, as well as reach out to customers online. ReachLocal said that Claman has been at Dell for the past 10 years.

ReachLocal Open Sources Mobile App Development Framework

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , which offers up local, online marketing services for small and medium sized businesses, said this morning that it has released a chunk of software to the open source community, to help others develop cross-platform, mobile apps. READ MORE>>.

ReachLocal Launches New SEO Offering

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , which provides local online marketing for small and medium sized businesses, announced this morning that it has launched a brand new, search engine optimization product, ReachSEO. ReachLocal said the new software helps SMBs to drive organic search traffic to their websites. READ MORE>>.

ReachLocal Inks Alliance With Google In UK

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ReachLocal said that it has become an "Authorised Reseller" of Google's AdWords in the UK, through its UK site, ReachLocal UK. READ MORE>>.