Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Leaders Can Fall Fast on the Internet

Just a few years ago, the industry-leading incumbent in the Internet local search category was IAC's CitySearch.com. It had an apparently unassailable position in local search with no meaningful competition.

Well, times have changed. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome gave a speech earlier this afternoon during which he mentioned a number of leading Internet companies such as Google, Twitter, Yelp and eh, er, um, one other which he couldn't quite remember.

7 comments:

Dating Revolution said...

Definitely an interesting post. Yelp is a fantastic resource for planning dates, and I believe that it's more relevant to daters in their 20s-40s. Match recently launched Stir.com (which appears to use Citysearch's data) which helps suggest date locations for people.

Personally, I'd love to partner with Yelp and show the competition how it's REALLY done.

Mernald said...

Hi Jeremy,

I think that it is nice that you help out start-up technology companies. You have a lot of experience and I see that your portfolio includes Yelp, Wikia, Parallels and more! I'm trying to get the word out to VC's like you, about a new website called Conektinc at http://conektinc.com. It matches VCs with entrepreneurs. If you are interested, you can enter in your e-mail address at the link I provided to receive a notice of the launch of this new site. Thank you!

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