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MEDIA ALERT: ALL NEW CITYSEARCH LAUNCHES TO MAKE NEIGHBORHOOD LIVING MORE SOCIAL AND MOBILE

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 02:00

WHAT: Today, Citysearch.com’s 30 million users* will have immediate access to a new hyper-local search experience that enables them to easily find and share local information and recommendations with their social network. The new site combines social and mobile tools with geo-targeted search technology to take Citysearch from an urban city guide to a local neighborhood community. 

The new Citysearch is now:

  • More Local—From 150 local city guides to over 75,000 cities and neighborhoods nationwide.
  • More Social—The new Facebook Connect functionality allows users to log-in to Citysearch with their Facebook identities, write and share reviews with their friends and family.
  • More Mobile—Users can write reviews and share business listings on the go from their mobile devices.
  • More Balanced – Giving users a more balanced view on local businesses by highlighting information from three distinct voices: editor, user and business owner.
  • More Intuitive—New content, interface and functionality makes finding local business information easier than ever before.

WHY: “People today are living their lives online, and are expecting a social experience everywhere they go,” said Jay Herratti, CEO of Citysearch. “The new Citysearch leverages the social networking and mobile capabilities that reflect the ways consumers and local merchants want to communicate.”

WHO: Starting today, Citysearch users and local businesses will benefit from a hyper-local search experience that brings neighborhood information to over 30 million users*.

WHEN: Thursday, March 19, 2009, Official Site Launch

WHERE: To download B-Roll footage of the new Citysearch.com, go to: http://vimeo.com/3755815

BCAST VISUALS:    

  • Commentary from Jay Herratti, CEO of Citysearch, and Dinesh Moorjani, SVP,  Citysearch Mobile Division
  • Footage of Facebook Connect integration and Mobile by Citysearch, including the iPhone application
  • Citysearch top market home pages
  • Citysearch merchant videos
  • Hyper-local neighborhood search experience

CONTACT:     For more information, contact Darcy Cobb at 310.472.8600 darcy@dottedlinecomm.com
*Compete.com
 

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