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Nine Bay Area Meetup Groups plan to converge on the SES San Francisco conference next week. Here, organizers of several of these groups share insights on good, bad, and ugly industry developments; budget priorities; and top tips for holiday success.
The next wave of the Bing it On Challenge has arrived. Now Bing has taken their side-by-side comparison challenge out of Google's back yard and into the front lines of Kansas, where Google is bringing super-fast Internet to the masses.
Google has quietly launched what is being referred to as Google Cars – a new addition to Google’s comparison ads. Google hasn’t officially announced Google Cars, so we reached out to one of the participating dealerships to gauge early results.
Google will combine its payment-oriented services. Google Checkout users will be prompted to migrate to Wallet on their next login, while webmasters will be guided through a transition in 2012. Wallet has also added features, partners, and options.
Google promises businesses that the Groupon-style program, which went live last week, will help bring in new customers, with Google handling all the marketing to users who have subscribed to receive offers to buy a deal worth at least 50 percent off.
The epic battle fought by "online pure-plays" and "brick and mortar" companies moves to a new frontier: Local Search.