The Near Memo
The Near Memo
Apr 2, 2021
Episode 9: Website Builder SquareSpace acquires restaurant backend restaurant system Tock; Google My Business shoots themselves in the Messaging foot; GroundTruth stays true to the SMB and acquires display advertising platform, Addy
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Website Builder SquareSpace acquires restaurant backend system Tock; will other website builders need to acquire more backend functionality? Will Web 3.0 be about business services? - Mike blumenthal

Google My Business, historically tone deaf when it comes to small business, shoots themselves in the Messaging foot by showing competitors when a consumer attempts to message a specific business. Will small business adopt this critical messaging product if it highlights their competitors? - David Mihm

GroundTruth is betting heavily on the SMB market. Yesterday it announced the acquisition of Addy, which simplifies display advertising across media channels. But is it too complicated for the SMB? - Greg Sterling

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