It's been quite the week of exciting news! On Wednesday, TechCrunch broke the story of the MerchantCircle mobile app release and we couldn't be more excited.
MerchantCircle VP Darren Waddell said it best, "We anticipate that merchants will use the Merchant Mobile App in a variety of different ways - everything from staying on top of new customer inquiries to uploading real-time photos of their business and their work. We believe that making content creation fast, easy and convenient will enable many more merchants to maintain the kind of robust online presence that will help them drive new business.”
There were some other interesting stories that came out this week. As usual, we wanted to keep you in the know. Enjoy!
Google Business Photos – Google Focuses on the Small Business (WebProNews)
Last year, Google started going around taking pictures of the inside of stores , for what seemed like the indoor equivalent of Street View for businesses. Google has now announced the product around this, which it is calling Google Business Photos.
Hot topic in the Senate? Declaring that May is Small Business Month (Sacramento Bee)
Its stated goal was to "raise awareness of the contributions made by outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners. " But that wasn't the issue. (Read more)
How Would a Website "Do Not Track" Law Affect Small Businesses? (ReadWriteWeb)
The so-called "Do Not Track" legislation is favored by consumer groups and privacy advocates, but opposed by many online marketers, who fear it may limit their ability to monetize their content and services online. (Read more.)
Blogging for small business – what you should have in mind (Travel Wires)
End of the day, your blog is directly responsible for your growth and reputation. At a glance, here’s what you should keep in mind while blogging for small business. (Read more.)
Facebook accounts for 31.2% of display ads (Vator.tv)
With 346 billion display ad impressions in the U.S. in Q1 2011, Facebook beats the top ten combined. (Read more.)