Seattle Tech and Online Marketing Roundup for Friday, March 4, 2011
Neil Roseman will helm Zynga’s new Seattle branch, bringing his experience at Amazon to the social gaming titan’s development sector. The skyrocketing creator of mega hits like FarmVille, San Francisco-based Zynga hopes to find a second home in Pioneer Square.
Bing wants to be your one-stop daily deal site, with the hottest bargains geared to your area and the ability to share your great find via an email link. Partnering with The Dealmap and debuting today at m.bing.com, the Microsoft service will provide users with offers aggregated from the likes of LivingSocial and Groupon.
Palo Alto’s Vurve is counting on the appeal of automation and ecommerce platform integration to win over small businesses – and $4.5 million in new venture capital to help deliver it. For a 15% cut of your company’s $200 to $10,000 monthly marketing budget, Vurve provides an arsenal of automated ad services, from starter package to pro, that take the hassle out of running a campaign on the web.