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Local search is quickly turning into the first place that people go when they search for information online. In fact, it is impacting users so much that search veteran Bruce Clay actually predicted that Google would become a local search engine. He said this to us back in November, “Two years from now, Google will be, predominantly, a local search engine.”

Read More Pays $5m for Local Ad Solution Provider Octane360

Local search site has acquired Octane360, a provider of domain-based local ad solutions for small businesses, domain portfolio owners, agencies and channel partners. is paying $5 million in cash and stock, with an earnout of up to $5.9 million if certain performance criteria are met in the two-year period following the closing.

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Yahoo, Renew Distribution Deal

Sponsored search results on will continue to come courtesy of Yahoo, according to a renewed agreement between the companies.  And although no specifics were given, the agreement was labeled “multi-year” in nature.

Read More’s Numbers Up In The UK

Britain loves – the company has put out a press release stating that the number of visitors it’s received has increased by 1500 percent since April.

Read More Sells Stock For Financing is $13 million richer, but the money was not so much a gift as a payment – sold about 2.4 million shares of its stock to two investors.  And those investors bought the shares at $5.50 apiece, even though the stock’s current price has only ranged between $5.70 and $7.60 over the past few days.

Read More Picks Up PremierGuide

Yesterday, Hearst Corp. sold its stake in, but it looks like that didn’t hurt the website much – it has now acquired PremierGuide, “the largest and fastest-growing provider of private-label local search solutions to newspaper publishers, TV and radio stations, and city portal operators.”

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Hearst Sells Stake In

We usually write about companies buying each other, but in this case, Hearst Corporation is going against the trend: it has sold its stake in

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Maps Get A Makeover At

One week ago, declared that it had secured a patent “For [An] Ad-Supported 411 Local Search Model,” and the company’s stock skyrocketed as a result.  Today’s announcement, which involves “Enhanced Interactive Mapping Capabilities,” is less likely to produce that effect, but it’s still interesting.

Read More Scores 411 Patent, Stock Soars

The world was relatively quiet last week when announced it had been awarded a patent on local search. Not so today, as another patent is revealed for an ad-supported 411 local search model. As of right now, 2:30 EDT, shares of are up 62 percent.

Read More Receives Search Patent has been awarded a patent for its indexing and retrieving of Web related information by geographical location.

Read More Launches Mobile Service

Google and Yahoo issue press releases on a daily basis, but it’s been a busy month for, as well.  The local search engine launched an advertising program, appointed a new Vice President of Product Management, and, earlier today, made a new mobile service available.

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