Friday, February 18, 2011

Local Online Week-in-Review. (The news you might have missed!)

We know you always mean to read everything that pops into your Bloglines feed, your Twitter page, and your email inbox. But just in case your week got crazy, we've got you covered.

Obama having dinner with Zuck? Navigating the new Facbook Pages. New data about local business...

Are you caught up?

Here's a quick snapshot of the news that made headlines this week in the local landscape.


Obama’s Dinner in the Valley

Whether Zynga is really worth $10 billion
seems not to have been the main topic of dinner conservation when President Obama met with technology executives on Thursday night.

“The president specifically discussed his proposals to invest in research and development and expand incentives for companies to grow and hire, along with his goal of doubling exports over five years to support millions of American jobs,” Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, said in a statement to Bloomberg News. Read More.

How Google Can Beat Facebook: No, Its Not on the Web

A few years ago, Jeff Jarvis, a good friend of mine, published a book called What Would Google Do? When he wrote that book, Google had an aura of invincibility. Fast forward to today: Thanks to Facebook, it doesn’t seem so invincible. The new social web has passed it by. So, the question today is: What should Google do? Read More.

Social Media Marketing Up 40% Among Local Businesses (InformationWeek)

Local businesses are turning to inexpensive social media to promote their products and services, but the few that have experimented with group discount offerings from online sites are unlikely to repeat the experience, a new report from MerchantCircle found. Read More.

5 ways the new Facebook Pages can benefit your business (TNW)

Last week brought a whole new set of Facebook page changes which we covered in some depth but there is another angle that we’ve been thinking about that didn’t occur to us at first and that is business networking. Read More.


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  2. Great post and lots to digest and thanks for sharing these info with us. Book on Google was good.