MSNBC.com Buys EveryBlock. Puts Big Money in Latest Black Hole

August 18, 2009 by Andrew Deal - Editor Leave a reply »

Today, Jim LaMarca, an old friend of ours in business and consulting with CelleCast wrote me about the local web as it relates to LocaSource. I was warmed by the email and decided to post it here.

EveryBlock only intersects with LocaSource in the sense that it is about local. But EveryBlock is no more about Portland/Vancouver than any of 1000 other sites to come along with a load of organized data homogenized by a central source and an available directory called /portland/ or /vancouver/ to be put on the end of a domain name. Unlike MSNBC, we are betting this kind of development is going into decline.

Thanks Jim again for sending this. Local expertise, which is what people are looking for on the web in increasing numbers, will indeed be found here soon.

On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 8:25 AM, Jim wrote:

Hey Andrew

I’ve been meaning to check in and say Hi. I hope all is well. Your local web site may be the right move. Check this out:

Local Heat: MSNBC.com Buys EveryBlock for Several Million Dollars [BoomTown]

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