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  • flankenking flankenking Jun 22, 2013 5:07 PM Flag

    Excéllent Patents and Patents-Application of Local Corp

    Owner* Short Title Country Status
    Application/
    Issuance
    Number
    Filing
    Date Inventors

    Searches Assisted by Multi-Level
    Menus
    Issued
    7,062,453
    08/31/2000
    Heath B. Clarke

    Search Selections with Supplier
    Information
    Issued
    7,890,378
    12/14/2005
    Heath B. Clarke

    Rewarding User For Search
    Selections
    Pending
    12/985,277
    01/05/2011
    Heath B. Clarke

    Dynamic adjustment of Telephone
    Listings
    Issued
    7,596,218
    05/30/2003
    William A. Montemer

    Dynamic adjustment of Telephone
    Listings
    Issued
    8,306,208
    08/07/2009
    William A. Montemer

    Dynamic adjustment of Telephone
    Listings
    Pending
    13/669,870
    11/06/2012
    William A. Montemer

    Directory assistance using keywords
    Issued
    7,200,413
    07/30/2003
    William A. Montemer,
    Heath B. Clarke

    Bidding for directory assistance
    Issued
    7,715,857
    03/23/2006
    William A. Montemer,
    Heath B. Clarke

    Bidding for Directory Assistance
    Issued
    8,359,049
    03/25/2010
    William A. Montemer,
    Heath B. Clarke

    Using Rules to Influence Search
    Results
    Pending
    11/302,506
    12/12/2005
    William Bertovich,
    Stephen Ely,
    Heath B. Clarke

    Determining A Search Center
    Pending
    11/302,412
    12/12/2005
    William Bertovich,
    Stephen Ely

    Advertising based on Semantical
    Keywords
    Pending
    11/452,607
    06/13/2006
    Ian Harcourt Niles,
    Heath B. Clarke

    Bulk Web Domain Generation
    Issued
    8,312,125
    03/12/2010
    Adam Rioux

    Bulk Web Domain Generation
    Pending
    3/675,340
    11/13/2012
    Adam Rioux

    Geocoding related Webpages
    Issued
    7,231,405
    01/10/2005
    Sam Xia

    Indexing Found Geocodes with
    Webpages
    Issued
    7,822,705
    06/11/2007
    Sam Xia

    Indexing Found Geocodes with
    Webpages
    Issued
    8,176,082
    09/22/2010
    Sam Xia

    Search Engine Indexing Techniques
    Pending
    13/438,339
    04/03/2012
    Sam Xia

    Provision Of Localized Shopping
    Based On Geocodes
    Issued
    8,032,427
    04/03/2007
    Roger Spreen

    System for Providing Localized
    Shopping Information
    Pending
    13/238,489
    09/21/2011
    Roger Spreen

    Methods and Systems for Enhanced
    Directory Assistance Using Wireless
    Messaging Protocols
    Pending
    13/746,932
    01/22/2013
    W. A. Montemer

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    • Local Corporation Overview Q2/2013
      REVENUE 2006 - 2013 CAGR = 31%

      Founded/IPO 1999/2004

      Reach ~1 million consumers/day

      Flagship Site of Local Corp – Top 100 US Site

      Network Over 1,200 local sites

      Patents 12 issued + 7 pending
      I
      Employees ~100 Less

      My estmates for revenues and Adjusted Net Income in Q2/2013:

      Revenues = between 23.5 and 24 million

      Adjusted Net Income = between 2.3 and 2.5 million

    • My favorite for a buy of Local Corp is Rakuten, because this will produce the biggest synergies - First US-Buy was Linkshare in 2005

      Japanese Internet shopping portal Rakuten is buying Internet Capital Group partner Linkshare Corporation for about $425 million in cash.

      Rakuten is very well known in Japan for its on-line shopping, travel, golf reservations, community and greeting cards sites. This will be the company’s largest acquisition to date.

      “We are extremely pleased that LinkShare has agreed to be acquired by Rakuten under the proposed terms,” said ICG chairman and CEO Walter Buckley.

      “Since we acquired a stake in LinkShare in 1998, we have strongly believed in LinkShare’s potential to be a market leader, the strength and vision of its management team and the value it delivers to merchants and affiliates, added Buckley. “We view this event as a great illustration of the ICG model, as it demonstrates the full cycle of owning, building and realizing the value of one of our Core partner companies.” AP provides a little background info on LinkShare:

      LinkShare runs a performance-based online advertising business called affiliate marketing service. LinkShare places client companies’ advertising on blogs and other Web sites managed by individuals, and the site creators can get compensation once the viewers of the sites buy advertised goods.

      Established in 1996, Linkshare posted a revenue of $32 million for the fiscal year ended June last year. Its clients include such companies as Dell Inc.

      The deal is still subject to customary closing conditions, but is expected to reach completion within about four to six weeks. ICG is expecting to get about $150 million out of the deal.

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    • Spammerz come out of the woodwork like ants when the markets are topping

 
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