Daily News: Growth of Nextdoor, Using Location to Boost Conversions, LinkedIn Revving Up SMB Efforts

Here is today’s roundup of news related to local marketing and advertising, local media, technology, local commerce, consumer behavior and more. Nextdoor: The Next Big Thing for Local Businesses (August 14, 2017) LSA Insider: “Nextdoor is growing at lightning speed. They are now in 145,000 neighborhoods across the U.S. and reaching about 100 new neighborhoods…

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Opera shuts down Max

Only a few years ago, Opera Max was the rising star in the browser maker’s portfolio. The service offered a system-wide data-saving proxy that funnelled all app data through Opera’s servers to compress images and videos. Now, however, Max is heading for the deadpool. The company, which is now owned by a consortium of Chinese…

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Nextdoor: The Next Big Thing for Local Businesses

If you haven’t heard of Nextdoor yet, it’s basically a private social media site where neighbors can connect. Its users can discuss anything, from lost dogs to recommendations for a great plumber, with verified neighbors in their area. Nextdoor is growing at lightning speed. They are now in 145,000 neighborhoods across the U.S. and reaching…

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Snapchat now lets you Pikachu yourself

Snapchat is teaming up with The Pokémon Company to introduce a new Pikachu filter to the app. The official Pikachu filter applies the electric mouse’s trademark rosy cheeks, pointy ears, black nose and big eyes to faces in the app, and when users open their mouth the iconic Pikachu cry rings out as an animated…

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6 Web Design Trends You Should Forget

Do you remember those websites back in the 90s, and how they first landed on your screen? Do you remember Comic Sans, Scrolling Marquees, Hit Counters, Animated GIFs, or “Under construction” pages? If so, you are right on track! I was reminiscing these past days about these… Well, a lot has changed by now, especially…

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