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CallRail’s Lead Center

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When the COVID lockdowns began in March, Google local business profiles saw a massive drop-off in directions requests and a corresponding spike in local calls and website clicks (61% increase in calls). Since that time, call volumes fluctuated but, according to CallRail, have now stabilized at levels that are 27% …

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Tencent to open AI research center in Seattle

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Chinese tech conglomerate Tencent will be opening a new AI research center in Seattle, according to The Information. The company has long had a core office in Palo Alto, but this will be its first major machine intelligence RD effort in the country. Earlier this week Tencent announced that it …

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Groupon launches new Merchant app that puts the daily deal front and center

For the last several years, Groupon has been expanding its business beyond the daily deal to position itself as the platform for local commerce. Some of those efforts have proven to be more challenging than others, however. And so, as Groupon now downsizes in less profitable areas, it’s also making a return to products that are tried, tested and lucrative. …

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