Citygrid Media

  • IAC’s CityGrid, Parent Of CitySearch And Urbanspoon, Lays Off Two-Thirds Of Staff, As Local Ad Push Bites

    IAC’s CityGrid, Parent Of CitySearch And Urbanspoon, Lays Off Two-Thirds Of Staff, As Local Ad Push Bites

    TechCrunch has learned that CityGrid Media, the parent of local ad-based listings portals CitySearch, Urbanspoon and Insider Pages, is laying off two-thirds of its staff, or around 130 people. IAC, which owns CityGrid, confirmed the number to us and described the process as “streamlining.” The layoffs are taking place amidst some other big shifts at CityGrid: Andrew Moers, president… Read More

  • IAC’s CityGrid Media Buys Yext’s Pay-Per-Call Ad Business Felix For Around $30M

    IAC’s CityGrid Media Buys Yext’s Pay-Per-Call Ad Business Felix For Around $30M

    IAC’s Citygrid Media has bought Felix, a pay-per-call ad business from Yext, a service that helps businesses synchronize their listings across the Web. We hear the acquisition price was around $30 million. Yext originally launched at the TechCrunch50 conference in 2009 as a pay-per-call advertising service. Earlier this year, Yext shifted its focus from this service to a new product… Read More

  • IAC's CityGrid Media Buys Social Media Monitoring And Analysis Platform BuzzLabs

    Social media monitoring platforms are undoubtedly one of the more desirable acquisition targets for both technology, e-commerce and media companies. Salesforce picked up Radian6 a few weeks ago for $326 million and Walmart bought Kosmix as well. And today IAC-owned local media and advertising property CityGrid Media is acquiring its own social media monitoring and sentiment analysis… Read More

  • Tupalo partners with CityGrid Media to expand to the U.S., goes up against Yelp

    Vienna-based social yellow pages startup Tupalo (a European competitor to Qype) has launched in the U.S. in partnership with CityGrid Media, a local media company “connecting the millions of businesses and customers on the web.” As a result, Tupalo now offers over 1 million business listings across the U.S., adding tens of thousands more on a daily basis. This, of course, also pits… Read More

  • Tupalo Partners With CityGrid Media For U.S. Expansion, Goes Up Against Yelp

    Vienna-based social yellow pages startup Tupalo (a European competitor to Qype) has launched in the U.S. in partnership with CityGrid Media, a local media company “connecting the millions of businesses and customers on the web.” As a result, Tupalo now offers over 1 million business listings across the U.S., adding tens of thousands more on a daily basis. This, of course, also pits… Read More

  • Check-Ins, Coupons, and E-Commerce

    Filtering Check-In Tweets, Checking-In To A State Of Mind, And Location’s Holy Grail

    This part Friday at our Social Currency CrunchUp I was joined on stage by Tristan Walker (director of business development at Foursquare), Kara Nortman (Senior Vice President of Publishing at CityGrid Media), and Shiva Rajaraman (a product manager at Twitter) to talk about check-ins, coupons, and commerce. You can watch the entire conversation in the video above, but I wanted to highlight a… Read More

  • Citysearch Recasts Itself As CityGrid Media

    Ever since the launch of his CityGrid local advertising network at the beginning of the year, Citysearch CEO Jay Herratti has been putting most of his efforts into building out CityGrid as the largest network of local advertisers and local apps. Citysearch is now simply a flagship publisher on the CityGrid network. To reflect this shift in focus, the Citysearch business unit of IAC (which… Read More