Citysearch Names VP, GM
NOVEMBER 30, 2011
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>>.
CityGrid Media Buys BuzzLabs
MAY 5, 2011
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 Updates Mobile Apps
MAY 12, 2010
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 Buys Pay-Per-Phone Advertising Technology Firm
AUGUST 20, 2012
West Hollywood-based CityGrid , the unit of IAC which operates CitySearch, Insider Pages, and Urbanspoon, said this morning that it has acquired Felix , a performance-based, local advertising service for small and medium-sized businesses. felix acquisition phone citysearch merger citygridFinancial terms of the buy were not disclosed.
Citysearch Debuts Visual Guide Site, New iPhone App
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
West Hollywood-based Citysearch has launched two new products today, including both a visual city guide, and a new iPhone app. READ MORE>>.
Citysearch Connects Into Twitter
DECEMBER 7, 2009
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
MARCH 23, 2009
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
DECEMBER 12, 2008
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
JULY 27, 2010
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>>.
CityGrid Media Launches APIs
JUNE 24, 2011
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 Nabs Gorilla Nation's Louvion
MARCH 25, 2010
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
FEBRUARY 1, 2010
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 Expands Ties With Idearc
APRIL 16, 2009
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>>.
Citysearch Launches Another Food Site
MAY 1, 2009
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
MARCH 31, 2009
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
Citysearch Goes Mobile, Connects With Facebook
NOVEMBER 19, 2008
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
MARCH 8, 2010
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>>.
Citysearch, IAC Looks To Contest For Business Ideas
JUNE 25, 2009
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>>.
Hack4LA Looks To Help Local Communities, Government
MAY 13, 2013
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?
Los Angeles, San Diego Among Top 10 Cities For Startups
AUGUST 24, 2012
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Amazon Takes On Local Service Referrals In LA
NOVEMBER 25, 2014
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
Privlo Raises $2.1M For Private Mortgage Marketplace
MAY 17, 2013
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.
Factual Opens New API
AUGUST 9, 2011
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>>.
CityGrid Slashes Staff
OCTOBER 10, 2012
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>>.
OpenX Names Idealab's McPherson As Chief Legal Officer
SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
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
Report: CityGrid Lays Off Two Thirds Of Staff
JULY 1, 2013
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.
How VCs Think About Adding New Partners
Both Sides of the Table
NOVEMBER 13, 2014
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
Catching Up With Dave Hagan, Boingo
JUNE 1, 2015
I 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.
Need A Job? Come To Idealab Job Fair!
Tech Zulu Event
OCTOBER 4, 2011
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.
Goldstar Adds Coffin, Moriarty, Harris As Advisors
APRIL 19, 2011
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
How Luxury Link Is Growing Its Travel Marketplace, With Scott Morrow
AUGUST 16, 2013
Talk about Luxury Link? We currently partner a thousand luxury properties across 82 countries. Have of all our transactions are from repeat buyers.
Oversee.net Names Morrow GM Of Vertical Markets
JANUARY 13, 2011
Morrow was most recently CEO and President of ThisNext, and had previously served as EVp of Citysearch. Los Angeles-based Oversee.net , the provider of Internet domain monetization and marketing services, said this morning that it has named Scott Morrow as Senior Vice President / GM of its Vertical Markets division. READ MORE>>.
LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts
Tech Zulu Event
JULY 16, 2013
Silicon Valley? That’s so yesterday. Today’s startup innovators come from about six hours south of Silicon Valley. Venture Capital: Upfront Ventures.
Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:
Both Sides of the Table
MARCH 11, 2011
So he founded … wait … CitySearch. Some IdeaLab successes / brand names aside from Overture & CitySearch? Heresy. for $1.63
Moriarty Joins Triton Media Group Board
APRIL 5, 2011
Moriarty has also served at Citysearch, and has been on the boards of Points.com and iLike. Sean Moriarty , formerly the CEO of Ticketmaster, and currently Entrepreneur in Residence for venture capital firm Mayfield Fund, has joined the board of Los Angeles-based Triton Media Group.
How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene
Both Sides of the Table
JUNE 8, 2014
I just returned from 3 days in Cincinnati including attending the annual meeting of one of Upfront’s LPs – Cintrifuse. Why Now? What Next?
Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities
Both Sides of the Table
APRIL 17, 2012
Idealab, led by Bill Gross, who founded Overture, CitySearch and MANY other business [Pasadena]. Brad Feld visited Los Angeles this past week.
SEO, Social Media, Sponsorship and On-line Advertising
SoCal Tech Calendar
JULY 17, 2009
Speakers include: David Karnstedt, Efficient Frontier; Kelly Perdew, Rotohog; Brian McCarthy, CitySearch; and Mark Gibbs, Network World. Thursday, July 23, 2009 -- SEO, Social Media, Sponsorship and On-line Advertising. See https://app.e2ma.net/app/view:Join/signupId:10203.
Announcing a Deal I’ve Wanted to Talk About for a Year
Both Sides of the Table
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
Let me not bury the lede. I first met Ethan in 2005. I was preparing to move back to the US from London after 11 years abroad. “No choice at all!”
Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles
MARCH 1, 2010
RSS ); Why You Should Start a Company in. But emerging entrepreneurial hubs around the country are giving startup aspirants options. What makes L.A.