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Local Heroes: The Public Companies of Tomorrow

Investors have been chanting the mantra “SoMoLo,” an acronym for three megatrends — social, mobile and local. How have these trends been performing?
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MarissaTV, the Yahoo Q3 News — If It Bleeds, It Definitely Does Not Lead

At least CEO Marissa Mayer impresses in her second video performance.
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Google Is Working on Ingress for iOS, but It Won’t Be Ready Until 2014

A look into the future of the already futuristic alternate-reality game.
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Good Eggs Nabs $8.5 Million from Sequoia and Others for Local Farm-to-Fridge Effort (Video)

Founder Rob Spiro talks about getting sustainable food to consumers.
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Neighborhood Social App Nextdoor Launches on Android

The local-focused app widens its mobile footprint.
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AOL’s Patch Layoffs Coming Friday

Last week, AOL said it would shutter or find partners for up to 400 of its local news sites.
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Sosh Raises $10.1M for Local Discovery

What does the end of search look like? Perhaps a little bit like Sosh, the local activity concierge.
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Hearst Taps Demand Media’s Bradford and Yucaipa’s Johnson to “Redefine” the San Francisco Chronicle

Can the City by the Bay finally get the newspaper it deserves?
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Another VC Is Born: Well-Known Internet Exec Ben Ling Joins Khosla Ventures

The former Google, Facebook and Badoo exec is the second high-profile Silicon Valley operating exec the VC firm has hired of late.
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With New Mobile App, Nextdoor Unveils Its Take on the Neighborhood Watch

Radios and neighborhood patrols are so last year.
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Path’s Personal Take on Social Discovery

SF Hipster Favorite Sosh Raises $4M