local search

Android search choice screen is needed to tackle Google’s market power, says Australia’s ACCC

Australia could be next to mandate a choice screen in a bid to break Google’s dominance of the search market. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is recommending it is give

Google and Facebook must pay media for content reuse, says Australia

The Australia government has said it will adopt a mandatory code to require tech giants such as Google and Facebook to pay local media for reusing their content. The requirement for them to share ad r

US search market needs a ‘choice screen’ remedy now, says DuckDuckGo

US regulators shouldn’t be sitting on their hands while the 50+ state, federal and congressional antitrust investigations of Google to grind along, search rival DuckDuckGo argues. It’s put

What startup names are most effective?

Entrepreneurs take a long journey when naming their brainchild, comparable to a parent naming their own flesh and blood. There are many reasons behind naming...

Google fined $21.1M for search bias in India

Another antitrust fine for Google. India's competition commission has issued a 1.36BN rupees (~$21.1M) penalty on the search giant for abusing its dominant position in the local search market for onli

Google Search will now help you find nearby events

Google today is updating its app and mobile web experience in the U.S. to help web searchers more easily find things to do – like concerts, art exhibits, lectures, festivals, meetups, sporting e

Facebook tests an enhanced local search and discovery feature offering business suggestions

Facebook is testing an enhanced local search feature that could see the social network creeping in on Google Maps, Foursquare and Yelp territory, TechCrunch learned and Facebook confirmed. Facebook us

Google will soon start punishing mobile sites that show hard-to-dismiss popups

Google today announced two major changes related to its mobile search results. The one you’ll probably notice first is that Google is removing the “mobile-friendly” label that highli

Google Maps Adds Curated Restaurant Recommendations In NYC, San Francisco And London

Google Maps on Android is getting an upgrade today that will make the app, often used for getting directions or accessing business information, a better guide to local restaurants, too – at lea

Yandex’s New Local Search App, Yandex.City, Goes Where No Yelp Has Gone Before

Yandex, Russia's answer to Google, continues apace with its strategy to launch more products that stretch it beyond basic search. Today, it is tackling the business of local search with Yandex.City, a

Google Maps Has Forsaken Us

Once upon a time, in the days of yore -- meaning, in hyper-fast-forward Silicon Valley, five years ago -- there were things you could count on, evident truths on which you could rely, cornerstones on

Sprylogics Says Its New SDK Makes It Easy For Mobile Developers To Add Local Search

Publishers and developers who want to include local search in their mobile apps have a new tool at their disposal — a software development kit from <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sprylogics.com

Centzy Raises $1.6M Seed Round From Cowboy Ventures, Founder Collective, Lightbank & Others To Bring Offline Biz Data To Web & Mobile

<a target="_blank" href="http://centzy.com/">Centzy</a>, a local search startup which is putting prices, store hours, ratings and specials for convenience-oriented businesses online, is today announci

Local Search Service Roamz Shifts Again – Now “Local Measure,” Startup Brings Geo-Based Data To Businesses (& Gets Them To Pay)

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.roamz.com/">Roamz</a>, a local search and discovery startup which has been struggling to gain traction as a consumer-facing service, is shifting its focus again. Th

Centzy, A “Kayak For Local Services,” Expands To Top 10 U.S. Metro Areas

<a target="_blank" href="http://centzy.com/">Centzy</a>, a local search engine which provides prices, reviews, hours, and ratings for nearby businesses, is today announcing its availability in the top

Roamz Brings Its Local Social Search Engine To The Web

Roamz, a startup which recently relaunched its mobile applications with a new focus on local search (<a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/07/21/serendipity-isnt-a-use-case/">as opposed to serendipitou

Local Search Engine Locu Will Debut API At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco Hackathon This Weekend

<a target="_blank" href="https://locu.com/">Locu</a>, an app that makes it easy for restaurants to update their menus, will debut its public API at the <a href="https://techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-s

Consolidation Hits UK Local Sites: Zoopla Buys UpMyStreet, Folds It Into Its Own Property Pages

The UK housing market has been on shaky legs for a while now -- with tight lending conditions, unemployment and general consumer confidence all <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-10/u-k-ho

Local Business Data Provider Locu Raises Seed Round

<a href="http://locu.com/">Locu</a>, a data-focused startup founded by MIT graduates and computer science researchers, is closing a seed round of over $600,000 from East and West coast investors, inc

Citiservi, one-stop shop for local products and services, closes €1.5m round

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