Sunday, March 6, 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.

Bing Announces Live Deals - Available on Your Desktop and Phone

What's always hot on the web? No matter where you are or how small a city it, what are users usually looking for? The answer is coupons.

Bing is entering the coupon market by aggregating other coupon listings from many different networks. With over 200,000 deals in 14,000 cities and town all over the United States, since Bing has partenered with Dealmap to provide deals from Groupon,, and Living Social, they are able to provide a valuable service right out of the gate. (Read more)

Higher Gas Prices Have Impact on Small Businesses (USA Today)

When watching news about the turmoil in the Middle East, you probably weren't thinking, "How's this going to affect my small business?"

But take a look at the gas pump, and you'll see. (Read more)

Small Businesses Ramp Up Jobs (CNNMoney)

Small businesses have ramped up their hiring in recent months, fueled by a recovering economy and more optimistic business owners.

That's a far cry from little more than a year ago, when the sector was losing thousands upon thousands of jobs each month. (Read More)


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