Thursday, May 3, 2012
  • Trulia Extends Realtor Ads To Mobile

    With more people using smartphones while shopping for homes, Trulia is launching a mobile ad platform to help real estate agents reach in-market home buyers on their devices. Trulia Mobile Ads will allow agents to buy display advertising within a particular ZIP code to generate leads through a click-to-call feature. ...Read the whole story

  • Text-Spam Case Against Google Moves Forward

    A federal judge has rejected a request by Google to delay a potential class-action lawsuit alleging that its social apps company Slide violated a consumer protection law by sending SMS messages without the recipients' consent. ...Read the whole story

  • Ask.com Launches 'You Asked' Branding Campaign

    Ask.com has launched a branding campaign -- You Asked, We Answered -- polling residents in and around Seattle. It gives them an opportunity to voice complaints, such as lousy morning commutes, loss of recreation activities due to budget cuts and gloomy weather. Ask will "answer back" -- in an effort to ease one of the city's biggest annoyances. ...Read the whole story

  • Affluent Males Spend Up To $30K Annually Online

    Some 19 million males with a household income of more than $100,000 spend twice as much when shopping online compared with their female counterparts, per an iProspect study. Some 40% of respondents shop online at least twice weekly, ...Read the whole story

  • Mobile Devices Gain As Shopping Tools

    More than three-quarters (79%) of U.S. smartphone and tablet owners have used their devices for shopping-related activities, according to Nielsen. The study showed smartphones are used more often than tablets for "on-the-go" activities. ...Read the whole story

  • WhitePages.com iOS App Lets You Discover Your Own Neighbors

    The top-grossing reference app for the iPhone, WhitePages.com, gets a 2.0 upgrade this morning. The ability to discover your neighbor's identity in a "What's Nearby" local search is the key new feature that is sure to entice an even broader user base. ...Read the whole story

  • Mashable Debuts Video Series

    Mashable is launching a new video series, "Behind the Launch," May 7. "Behind the Scenes" will follow Vungle, a start-up that helps mobile developers promote their apps through video trailers. ...Read the whole story

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