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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

was a local news and information aggregator and search service.

The site was in August 2008 by Darian Shirazi with data from about 25 cities in the United States and Canada. It now serves , including in the , Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland. The company is based in San Francisco and has . It in initial funding in 2008.

Fwix automatically aggregates posts from local media sites, blogs, and review sites, . It indexes location based on a system that for mentions of locations.

The site that allows users to share story after they’ve clicked through to an outside site.

Fwix’s revenue comes primarily from . In 2009, it , a revenue-sharing advertising system for local bloggers. The shift was a move to better compete for advertising dollars and web searchers against AOL‘s Patch.

Fwix in mid-2010 to include status updates, events, weather, ad listings, reviews and concerts in addition to news, and launched a for that content in July 2010.

Fwix has allowing other companies to integrate its news stream into their sites and apps. It with The New York Times Co. to put its news feeds on each of the company’s newspaper websites.

In 2009, Fwix that allows users to submit automatically geotagged posts, photos and videos to its local feeds.

Fwix released a for the iPad, as well as for seven cities.

Fwix into a place database, and in 2012 it into “sales intelligence platform” called .

Video: 2010 video interview with Darian Shirazi

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