Done Deal: ReachLocal Buys DealOn for $10 Million

ReachLocal, a search-engine marketing company for small and medium-size businesses, has acquired DealOn Media, a daily deals site–and it paid much less than the $6 billion Google was willing to spend on Groupon. ReachLocal said it coughed up $10 million for the two-year-old company, which operates in 18 U.S. markets and works with other publishers as a white-label provider.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald