Edmunds Launches New Car Ranking Pages

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Santa Monica-based Edmunds , the automotive information and shopping site, says it has launched a new set of pages specifically aimed at providing best car rankings. Edmunds claims its rankings are based on its own vehicle testing process, plus evaluation at its test track, a 115-mile road test loop, and day-to-day driving situations. edmunds automotive review shopping ranking rank publishing

Edmunds Launches New Automotive Video, Reviews Site

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Santa Monica-based automotive information provider Edmunds has launched a new online destination for "curated" automotive video and reviews, called Edmunds RoadNoise , where it will feature automotive reviews, videos and buying advice. According to Edmunds, the new site is aimed at either those who are just starting to search for a car, or those who prefer browsing "just editorial content" in one place. edmunds automotive reviews video curated review

Edmunds Jumps On AR Bandwagon

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Santa Monica-based car information and shopping site Edmunds has jumped on the augmented reality (AR) bandwagon today, saying it is launching a new AR feature for its iPhone app, which will help shoppers see what a vehicle will look like--and if it will fit--anywhere they might want to park it. Edmunds said its AR feature will let users see how different vehicles might fit in their garages, parking spaces and driveways. Edmunds said it developed the new feature using Apple's ARKit.

Edmunds Names Editor-in-Chief

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Santa Monica-based automotive information site Edmunds has named a new Editor-in-Chief for its content, the company said on Tuesday. According to Edmunds, Alistair Weaver has been named Vice President of Editorial and Editor-in-Chief, to lead a team of over 30 content producers for Edmunds site and social platforms. edmunds auto automotive shopping executive alistair weaver editor

Edmunds Launches iPhone App

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Santa Monica-based Edmunds , the publisher of automotive information, said Thursday that it has launched a new application for the iPhone. edmunds iphone automotive insideline auto content

Former VC Edmund Shea Jr. Dies

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Edmund H. Tags: venture capital executive obit edmund shea homes Shea, Jr. , 80, the co-founder of Shea Homes and a former venture capital investor at Hambrecht & Quist , died August 13th at his San Marino home, according to J.F. Shea & Co. Shea was a former venture capital investor and investment banker at Hambrecht & Quist in San Francisco in the 1960's.

Edmunds.com Launches Apple TV App

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According to Edmunds, the new Edmunds TV app will bring automotive content from the company to car shoppers. Edmunds said its app will be available at the end of the month. edmunds apple television content buying automotiveSanta Monica-based Edmunds.com , the provider of automotive buying information and tools, said it has launched a new Apple TV app today.

Edmunds.com Buys Hackathon Winner CarCodeSMS

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Edmunds.com said it has renamed CarCode SMS under the new name Edmunds CarCode as part of the acquisition, which came as a direct result of CarCodeSMS winning a recent "hackathon" sponsored by the Edmunds.com. CarCodeSMS had won won Edmunds'' second annual Hackomotive challenge last February. edmunds carcodesms merger acquisition hackathon winner winning exit accelerator automotive

Edmunds.com Opens Auto Pricing, Specs API

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Edmunds said the new API will help developers to design and enhance their own, online car shopping applications. Edmunds is working with API management firm Mashery.com on the effort. Edmunds said it has also opened up a dedicated developer site to support the API, which includes documentation, examples, widgets and apps, and a community forum. Edmunds is initially limiting the API to 2 queries per second, or 5000 queries per month.

Edmunds.com Offers Up Car Advice Via Twitter

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Users can sent requests to @EdmundsLive , and Edmunds will offer up expert advice, pricing, and other information on car buying to users. Edmunds CEO Jeremy Anwyl has been pushing Edmunds to update its brand and features since last September. edmunds advice twitter real time shopping automotive tweet edmundslive

Edmunds.com Jumps On Daily Deal Bandwagon

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Edumunds said its "Edmunds Exclusives" will provide exclusive offers from car dealers and automakers, and will also include offers for dealer repairs and parts, maintenance and body shops, aftermarket audio dealers and auto broker services. Edmunds is tapping Group Commerce Inc. edmunds daily deals ecommerce automotive auto deal social commerce

Edmunds.com Claims Electric Vehicle Travel Record

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According to Edmunds.com, its Director of Vehicle Testing Dan Edmunds and Photo Editor Kurt Niebuhr drove the Tesla from Redondo Beach to New York City , in 67 hours and 21 minutes, which beats the previous record of 76 hours and 5 minutes. edmunds tesla speed record automotive electric vehicle travel Santa Monica-based car shopping site Edmunds.com says that it has set a new, electric vehicle travel record using a 2013 Tesla Model S, driven by two of it staffers.

Edmunds.com, Oracle Link On Data Sharing Deal

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edmunds oracle data sharing shopping cloud marketing advertisingSanta Monica-based Edmunds.com is making its data assets--including information on how users are shopping, researching, and pricing specific makes models, years, and types of vehicles--through a deal with Oracle , the two said this morning. According to Edmunds.com, the exclusive deal puts its ata assets on the Oracle Data Cloud, which allows marketers to access that information for their own use.

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Edmunds.com Launches First Ever, National Television Ad Campaign

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edmunds national automobile information television branding marketing commercial Santa Monica-based online car information and shopping site Edmunds.com said this week that it has launched its first ever, national television ad campaign. The company said the campaign--which launched on Christmas day--will be featured during NBA programming on ABC and ESPN. Edmunds.com did not say how much it is investing in the television advertising campaign.

Edmunds.com Adds Live Chat Feature

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Edmunds.com Launches First Television Ad Effort

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Edmunds, which provides online automobile information, said its new, 30-second spot was shot at its Santa Monica headquarters, and is its very first, television ad, ever. The ad features a slate of "Edmunds employees" portrayed with automobiles, instead of heads. edmunds television advertising automobile auto

Edmunds.com Battling Escrow Scammers

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Edmunds.com has been warning of the scams since before April of last year, as scammers began asking victims to use a fake Edmunds escrow service to complete car purchases. Edmunds does not provide any escrow services to users. edmunds escrow auto buying automotive scam crime criminal fakeSanta Monica-based Edmunds.com is again warning people about a continuing scam where criminals are using official sounding--but fake--escrow services to swindle people out of money.

Edmunds.com's Anwyl Retires

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edmunds automotive information publishing content anwyl executive Santa Monica-based online car shopping and auto information site Edmunds.com said Friday that Vice Chairman Jeremy Anwyl has retired from the company. Anwyl had been at Edmunds.com since January of 2000, and was CEO of the company starting in 2007 until a couple of years ago. Edmunds.com said that Anwyl will continue in the automotive industry by consulting through Marketec Systems.

Edmunds.com Opens Texting Tool For Free To Car Dealers

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Edmunds.com Launches iPad App

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edmunds ipad automotive review auto mobile tabletSanta Monica-based Edmunds.com , the online automotive information site, said this morning that it has launched a new iPad application. According to the firm, the free app provides information about new and used cars, pricing information, car reviews, as well as inventory of new cars at local dealerships. Edmunds.com said the new application is being sponsored by Lexus. READ MORE>>.

Edmunds.com Rolls Used Car Search Tool

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Edmunds just announced earlier this week new content to help users with shopping for in-car electronics and technology. edmunds buying auto used search tool inventory dealer automotiveSanta Monica-based Edmunds.com looks to be busy updating its service this week, with yet another feature. The firm said today that it has added a new, used car inventory search tool, which will help car buyers shop for and compared used vehicles in their local areas.

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Edmunds.com Offers Up Affiliate Payments For Software Developers

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edmunds automotive information software developers Santa Monica-based auto information site Edmunds.com is extending its outreach to third party software developers, and is offering up affiliate payments of five dollars per new car lead generated by its API partners, the company said this week.

Edmunds.com Debuts Car Appraisal Tool For Dealer Websites

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edmunds automotive appraisal tradein leads auto Santa Monica-based automotive information site Edmunds.com has rolled out a new online tool, aimed at auto dealerships, to help visitors gets trade-in values directly from those auto dealer sites. According to Edmunds.com, it is making its True Market Value tool for auto trade-in values available as a widget, which can be incorporated into dealer web sites.

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Edmunds.com Launches Redesign, Plans iPhone App

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Edmunds said the firm's site had "essentially looked the same" for many years, and CEO Jeremy Anwyl, in his blog, said the change was "a long time coming". Edmunds also said it is testing four different home pages to see which ones are most popular with users, in addition to releasing an iPhone app in coming weeks. Tags: edmunds automotive auto information buying research

Edmunds.com Updates Android App

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edmunds android application mobile pricing automotive information contentSanta Monica-based Edmunds.com , a provider of online car pricing information and other automotive content, said Friday that it has updated its Android application. The company said the app now includes used car pricing information, and allows for more thorough research on both new and used cars. The app now includes car pricing, specifications, photos, inventory search, and other features. READ MORE>>.

Autobytel, Edmunds.com Settle Patent Suit

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Irvine-based Autobytel and Santa Monica-based Edmunds.com said late Monday that the two have entered into a settlement over a patent lawsuit filed by Edmunds against Autobytel. The two firms said that Autobytel has granted Edmunds a limited license to Autobytel's U.S. Tags: edmunds content auto patent autobytel lawsuit settlement

Edmunds.com Bolsters Content With Technology Guide

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Edmunds.com In Data Deal With Dealership Software Company

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edmunds dealership software marketing data sharing vehicle pricingSanta Monica-based Edmunds.com reported today that it is in a new, data sharing agreement with the developer of a dealership inventory management and marketing tool, Nexteppe. Financial details of the deal were not announced. Edmunds.com said it will provide its data via Nexteppe's inControl Pro system, which is used by dealers to compare new and pre-owned vehicle prices with other dealers in the market.

Edmunds.com Offers Up $25 In Gas For Bay Area Car Buyers

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edmunds automotive buying free gift cardEdmunds.com is looking to build up its Bay Area customer base, with an offer to give $25.00 towards the first tank of gas for new car buyers in the area, the company said this morning. Edmunds.com said new car buyers in the greater San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose can receive $25.00 for using the site to research their next new car purchase. The firm said the offer will be good until the end of October. READ MORE>>.

In Maine, Making Cancer DNA Tests Free—And Asking Tough Questions

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Has the era of genetic oncology arrived? Last week, the biomedical world took a notable step in that direction when the FDA said Merck’s drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda), already one of the world’s most successful cancer immunotherapies, could now treat any tumor with a particular genetic fingerprint. It was the first time a drug has been approved strictly for a genotype —a tumor’s genetic profile—regardless of the organ or body part where the tumor is growing.

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Autobytel Ties With Edmunds.com

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Hack This: How Edmunds.com's Hackathons Are Inspiring Outside Innovation

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Edmunds.com Settles Suit Over Fake Member Accounts

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Edmunds.com Plans Hackathon

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