Tuesday, August 7, 2012

by Tyler Loechner
As initially reported in MediaDailyNews on August 6, Turner Broadcasting bought San Francisco-based sports content site Bleacher Report for a reported $200 million. Bleacher Report will remain headquartered in San Francisco and it will be business as usual for the company. Read the whole story »
by Tyler Loechner
San Jose-based HiveMind Marketing, a digital marketing agency that specializes in biotech B2B marketing, was retained by another Bay Area company, biotech company Fluxion BioSciences. Tom Lauck, HiveMind Marketing's CEO and creative director, called the partnership, "just about the perfect fit." Read the whole story »
by Karl Greenberg
Engadget.com says local eBay users in San Francisco have started receiving beta invites from eBay for an iOS app that will allow shoppers to pick up items from local stores without leaving the house. EBay is offering beta users $15 off their first order and free same-day delivery for their first three. Orders will come with a $5 delivery charge once the freebies are used up, forcing users to weigh the value of their time against the frustrations of local parking. Read the whole story »
by Mark Walsh
Mobile payments startup and San Francisco-based GoPago is stepping up its challenge to traditional credit card companies, as well as newer rival services like Square and PayPal Here. The company says more than 100 local merchants signed up for the product in San Francisco, where it kicked off the national rollout of its consumer app earlier this year. Read the whole story »
Another day, another Yahoo exec is heading for the door following Marissa Mayer’s appointment as CEO. Jim Heckman, Yahoo’s SVP of strategy, is out, AllThingsD reports. “This one was very much expected, as Heckman was closely tied to former interim CEO Ross Levinsohn.” Longtime Yahoo exec Levinsohn said he was leaving, last month, after being passed over for Yahoo’s top job by Mayer. Heckman joined Yahoo in mid-2011 after it acquired his 5to1 ad start-up. Since then, he has worked on various ad and media deals, including a plan to tie Yahoo’s ad-selling operations with rivals Google, AOL and ... Read the whole story »