I Go Buy With A Little Help From My Friends

My family was recently in Boulder, CO—a place we had hitherto not been. Nice town, but where to go? We spent most of our time at The Spot rock...

Why Local Businesses Should Be Like The Jerk

“The new phone book’s here! The new phone book’s here!” Steve Martin’s character in the movie The Jerk is ecstatic. He rifles...

Coining A New Day: Local Tuesday

Every year, at this time of year, economic analysts, pundits, and the media pore over the fresh-from-the-till economic data to gauge how Black Friday...

When Is Election Day?

Election Day in the United States was last week, right? In fact, that was the “other” Election Day—when periodically, we as...

How Sputnik Changed Local Search

Fifty years ago the Soviets launched Sputnik, and local search was forever changed. In 1957, telephones had dials. Televisions had dials. The Edsel...

Local Lessons From A Massive Launch

As reported here and elsewhere, Marchex recently launched more than 100,000 local and vertical Web sites. This involved aggregating and organizing...