MerchantCircle

  • Reply Relaunches MerchantCircle As A More Consumer-Focused Merchant Marketplace

    Reply Relaunches MerchantCircle As A More Consumer-Focused Merchant Marketplace

    As we reported last year, Reply acquired online marketing network for small business owners MerchantCircle. Merchant Circle which provides a business directory for merchants in smaller towns and currently lists over a million small businesses has long targeted merchants in small locales versus catering towards the consumers, as sites like Yelp and CitySearch do. Today, Reply is relaunching… Read More

  • Reply.com Acquires Marketing Network For Small Businesses MerchantCircle For $60 Million

    Reply.com Acquires Marketing Network For Small Businesses MerchantCircle For $60 Million

    Ad network Reply has acquired online marketing network for small business owners MerchantCircle for $60 million in cash and stock. The transaction is expected to be completed in Q3 2011. Merchant Circle provides a business directory for merchants in smaller towns and currently lists over a million small businesses. MerchantCircle has long targeted merchants in small locales versus catering… Read More

  • MerchantCircle Debuts iPhone App For Small Businesses To Manage Marketing

    MerchantCircle Debuts iPhone App For Small Businesses To Manage Marketing

    Online marketing network for small business owners MerchantCircle is launching an iPhone app today that allows small businesses to manage and update their listings on the site and other social media pages, upload photos, answer new customer inquiries and stay on top of their reviews on the go. Merchant Circle provides a business directory for merchants in smaller towns and currently lists over… Read More

  • Exclusive: Bloglines Will Be Resurrected By IAC-Funded MerchantCircle

    Exclusive: Bloglines Will Be Resurrected By IAC-Funded MerchantCircle

    The saga continues. After informing us in September that the IAC-owned Bloglines was to be shut down permanently, Ask.com (the IAC property that operates Bloglines) has resurrected the troubled RSS feeder, the company tells TechCrunch exclusively. IAC has transferred ownership of the property to an unlikely new patron: MerchantCircle, an online marketing network for small business owners. Read More

  • MerchantCircle Acquires Online Meeting Scheduler TimeBridge

    MerchantCircle Acquires Online Meeting Scheduler TimeBridge

    Online marketing network for small business owners MerchantCircle has acquired meeting scheduler TimeBridge, we’ve learned. We’ve confirmed the acquisition with MerchantCircle. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2005, TimeBridge provides a web app and an iPhone app that allows users to coordinate and schedule meetings easily. The company also offers a number of… Read More

  • Hyperlocal Business Directory MerchantCircle Takes On Patch With Content Studio

    Hyperlocal Business Directory MerchantCircle Takes On Patch With Content Studio

    Hyperlocal business directory MerchantCircle is getting into the content game today with the launch of a “Local Content Studio.” Merchant Circle, which has been steadily growing, is a business directory for merchants in smaller towns and currently lists 1.3 million small businesses. MerchantCircle has local business members in 95% of the 24,600 U.S. cities and towns with… Read More

  • MerchantCircle Adds Mayorships For Small Businesses

    MerchantCircle Adds Mayorships For Small Businesses

    Hyperlocal business directory MerchantCircle has been steadily growing its business directory for merchants in smaller towns. MerchantCircle has long targeted merchants in small locales versus catering towards the consumers, as sites like Yelp and CitySearch do. Today, MerchantCircle has launched a new social gaming program, “MerchantCircle Mayors,” which identifies and rewards… Read More

  • MerchantCircle Expands Hyperlocal Business Directory To The UK, Canada And Australia

    MerchantCircle Expands Hyperlocal Business Directory To The UK, Canada And Australia

    Hyperlocal business directory MerchantCircle has been steadily growing its business directory for merchants in smaller towns. MerchantCircle has long targeted its site’s features towards merchants in small locales versus catering towards the consumers, as sites like Yelp and CitySearch do. Today, MerchantCircle is expanded its online marketing platform and business directory to Canada… Read More

  • Hyperlocal Business Directory MerchantCircle Signs Up Millionth Merchant

    Hyperlocal Business Directory MerchantCircle Signs Up Millionth Merchant

    Hyperlocal business directory MerchantCircle has been steadily growing as an online network and business directory for merchants in smaller towns to advertise to consumers. MerchantCircle has long targeted its site’s features towards merchants versus catering towards the consumer, as sites like Yelp and CitySearch do. Today, the network has hit a milestone by signing up its one… Read More

  • Hyperlocal Business Directory MerchantCircle Launches Consumer-Facing Features

    Hyperlocal Business Directory MerchantCircle Launches Consumer-Facing Features

    Hyperlocal business directory MerchantCircle has been steadily growing as an online network and business directory for merchants in smaller towns to advertise to consumers. MerchantCircle has long targeted its site’s features towards merchants versus catering towards the consumer, as sites like Yelp and CitySearch do. Today, the startup has launched two features to appeal to the… Read More

  • MerchantCircle Takes $10 Million Series B

    MerchantCircle Takes $10 Million Series B

    Hyperlocal business directory provider MerchantCircle has taken $10 million Series B in a round that included previous investors Rustic Canyon Partners, Scale Venture Partners, Steamboat Ventures (Walt Disney), and new participants IAC and Square 1 Bank. The funding will allow MerchantCircle to pursue acquisition opportunities and accelerate their strategy of becoming “the most… Read More