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 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 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 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

Edmunds.com Opens Auto Pricing, Specs API

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Looking to tap into the developer community, Santa Monica-based car information site Edmunds.com said today that it has opened up a new application programming interface (API), which will allow software developers to access its full database of new car and used car specification and pricing. 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.com Offers Up Car Advice Via Twitter

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Santa Monica-based Edmunds.com , the online automotive information site, is ramping up its efforts to update its reach to consumers, saying that it has launched a new, real-time car shopping advice service called "EdmundsLive". 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.com Claims Electric Vehicle Travel Record

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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. 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

Edmunds.com Launches First Ever, National Television Ad Campaign

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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. edmunds national automobile information television branding marketing commercial 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 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 Debuts Car Appraisal Tool For Dealer Websites

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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. edmunds automotive appraisal tradein leads auto

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Edmunds.com's Anwyl Retires

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Santa Monica-based online car shopping and auto information site Edmunds.com said Friday that Vice Chairman Jeremy Anwyl has retired from the company. edmunds automotive information publishing content anwyl executive 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 Launches iPad App

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Santa Monica-based Edmunds.com , the online automotive information site, said this morning that it has launched a new iPad application. edmunds ipad automotive review auto mobile tabletAccording 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 Offers Up Affiliate Payments For Software Developers

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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 automotive information software developers

Edmunds.com Launches Redesign, Plans iPhone App

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Santa Monica-based Edmunds.com , a provider of automotive information services, said today that it has rolled out a new site to its visitors, and is planning a release of an iPhone app--all part of an overhaul to update the service. 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". Tags: edmunds automotive auto information buying research

Edmunds.com Bolsters Content With Technology Guide

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Santa Monica-based Edmunds.com , the online car information site, said this morning that it has bolstered the content on its site, by launching a new online guide to shopping for in-car technology. edmunds technology guide infotainment electronics bluetoothThe firm said the new "Car Technology 101" section features articles on electronic infotainment, including features such as Bluetooth, in-dash navigation, and music integration systems.

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Edmunds.com App His Apple iTunes

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Santa Monica-based Edmunds.com , the online car information and buying site, said today that its iPhone App has finally hit the Apple iTunes app store. The new iPhone app is part of a major redesign by the company, which said it had overhauled its entire site last month. Tags: edmunds apple iphone application auto buying ecommerce retail

Edmunds.com Settles Suit Over Fake Member Accounts

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which Edmunds.com said had created nearly 2,200 fake member accounts on the site to try to change dealer ratings and reviews. Edmunds.com said Humankind agreed to not register users, submit reviews, or participate in its online community; pay an undisclosed sum towards Edmunds.com''s legal feeds; and provide information on the accounts that Humankind did already submit and create on its site. edmunds humankind lawsuit review fake legal automobile auto content

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

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for using the site to research their next new car purchase. 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 The firm said the offer will be good until the end of October. READ MORE>>.

Autobytel Ties With Edmunds.com

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The companies said the agreement covers the inclusion of inventory-based leads from Edmunds.com web site. Tags: autobytel edmunds marketing auto automobile Irvine-based Autobytel , which operates an online service to collect consumer leads for the automotive industry, reports today that it has entered into a new agreement with Edmunds.com. The agreement focuses on targeting consumers interesting in specific automobiles.

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Edmunds.com Turns On New Home Page

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Santa Monica-based Edmunds.com , the provider of automotive information, announced Thursday that it has officially relaunched its web site and home page, after a webpage optimization and testing experiment. Edmunds.com has been revamping its site since September, as the firm has looked to update its look and feel to better match modern web site designs. edmunds automotive redesign home page

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Edmunds.com Warns Of Escrow Scam

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Santa Monica-based online auto site Edmunds.com reports this morning that it is addressing a scam which uses the firm's name to try to victimize online car shoppers. According to Edmunds.com, there is an ongoing scam which uses the site's name, logo, and likeness to direct users to a auto "escrow" service, even though the firm does not run an escrow service for car buyers. Tags: edmunds escrow scam automobile buying service legal

Edmunds.com: GM eBay Cars Not Such A Great Deal

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Santa Monica-based Edmunds.com , which offers an online site for automotive information and analysis, has taken a close look at GM's new online eBay store for its autos, and concludes that buyers will be better off making an offer than accepting the "Buy It Now" price on the site. Tags: edmunds automotive ebay auto purchase eocmmerce

Edmunds.com Provides New Car Data

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The firm said the data will be available for free on its site, Autoobserver.com. edmunds data industry statistics vehiclesSanta Monica-based Edmunds.com , which provides online information about automobiles, said last week that it has launched a new tool to provide new car data for the automotive industry.

TrueCar Taps Edmunds.com For VP

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TrueCar said that Damon Cleckler has joined the firm in the position, after serving as executive director of product management at Edmunds.com, where he helped develops Edmunds "True Market Value" and "New Car Finder" products. The company said Cleckler will work on aiding in development of car pricing tools on the site. Tags: truecar edmunds executive automotive auto

Edmunds.com Adds New Car Inventory

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Santa Monica-based automotive information site Edmunds.com is adding new car inventory to its web site, after brokering a deal with AutoTrader.com, the firm reported today. Edmunds.com did not disclose the financial deals of the deal, but said it will provide new car inventory on new car dealer lots on its web site. Edmunds.com operates an online site which allows consumers to find information about various automobiles.

Edmunds.com: Cash For Clunkers Driving Prices Up

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Santa Monica-based Edmunds.com , the online automotive information site, said Friday that the Cash for Clunkers program is increasing prices on cars, and has resulted in shoppers getting less of a discount off sticker price for those automobiles. The online site said that, according to its numbers, discounts have dropped fairly dramatically on some models, such as the Dodge Caliber, where dealers were on average discounting prices off sticker by 11.7

TrueCar Gets Investment from Guthy-Renker

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Santa Monica-based TrueCar , the online car pricing site headed by Scott Painter, has scored a new, equity investment and partnership with direct marketing firm Guthy-Renker , the firm announced today. TrueCar specifically said it is looking to "move beyond" sites such as Kelly Blue Book and Edmunds with its data, which is derived from actual car sales.

Zag Hires New Products Director

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Santa Monica-based Zag , the online auto buying site headed by Scott Painter, has hired on a Director of New Products, according to recruiting firm NeoHire. Rosten has also served at Google, Edmunds, and CarsDirect.com READ MORE>>.

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Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA

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Interview with Tara Weingarten, VroomGirls

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As automotive web sites go, there are lots of review and information sites giving you information about new and used cars, magazines and information sites for auto enthusiasts, and discussion sites and groups for all kinds of cars. We wanted no haggle shopping on our site.

Curating The Web Using PublishThis, with Matt Kumin

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Prior to starting PublishThis, I was the General Manager for Edmunds.com, the automotive site here in Santa Monica. One, is we had built up Edmunds in a successful way and had lots of growth there, but I really was interested in starting my own company.

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