localization

Patch Rolls Out Coupons: Is It Setting Its Sights on Groupon?

Aol's fast-growing, hyper-local news company Patch rolled out coupons on its sites last month. So far, the coupons appear to be of the traditional variety, but considering Patch's overall strategy and boots-on-the-local-ground base, I'd bet that it has a Groupon-clone under development.

Why Google Wants to Buy Yelp

Google is negotiating to buy local business review site Yelp for as much as $500 million, or at least that is what tech industry website TechCrunch is reporting. Yelp, which lets reviewers rate local businesses, has over 9 million unique visitors a month according to Internet research company Comscore.