Whether you're moving to a new place or you just want to be more familiar with your surroundings, there are a variety of sites on the Web that fill you in on everything from restaurants to businesses to apartments in your area.Find some businesses BooRah If you're only looking for restaurants, BooRah is for you. The site features information on how to get to a restaurant, but really shines when you read through the informative reviews from users and consider the "similar restaurant" tab, which features a listing of local eateries that are similar to … Read more
According to the company, Billboard will now feature "Eventful Hottest Demand" and "Eventful Weekly Most in Demand" charts to rank artists who are most in demand for live performances. Eventful's 'Hottest' chart will be updated every 30 minutes, based on the tally of fans that demand artists to perform in their area. The rankings are based on Eventful's proprietary algorithm, which … Read more
AOL on Monday launched When.com, a rebranded version of Zvents' online events guide.
The two sites are largely indistinguishable except for one element: "Where when.com differentiates is the addition of Kids and Family activities, which we feel is important to our audience," said AOL spokeswoman Jaymelina Esmele. Zvents handles the categorization, but AOL draws more attention to the family-friendly events.
Another difference: the AOL version lets people search by popularity and date.
AOL expects more changes. "While it is fully functional, the site today is still a phase one beta site; we'll be continuing … Read more
AT&T has made a strategic investment in Zvents, a site that lets people search for local events and that delivers ads along with the results.
"The AT&T investment supports the ongoing development of Zvents' search platform and unique local-advertising opportunity," Zvents said in a statement. The companies didn't disclose the size of AT&T's investment.
Zvents lets people and businesses promote events, restaurants, and special deals, and the technology is used in a Yellowpages.com application called YPmobile for Apple iPhones, the company said.
Update at 9:10 a.m. PDT: … Read more
Although you wouldn't know it from the weather in Seattle (colder than Siberia!), summer's almost here, and that means lots of touring bands are passing through town.
As always seems to happen when summer approaches, I've been on a live music roll: a couple friends' bands last Friday, Return to Forever on Sunday (Stanley Clarke is the best bass player I've ever seen, but the four of them together--that's a lot of notes!), and guitarist Bill Frisell with violinist Eyvind Kang and drummer Rudy Royston last night (great players doing a remarkable blend of avant-jazz … Read more