SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Local news and events site Buckaroo (www.buckaroo.com) has announced today reaching one million articles of news and events. The site distributes information via email subscriptions to its 46 million subscribers across North America.
"The amount of local information on the Internet today has largely increased from just several years ago," noted Alan Fisher, Co-Founder and Chairman of Buckaroo's parent company, Iron Speed, Inc. "People have a clear need and desire to stay informed with news that relates to them - Buckaroo intends to be an answer to that."
Ranging from an article displaying an adoptable Dalmatian puppy, to the rock concert event coming into town, Buckaroo offers local information that is relevant to various interests and hobbies of the general public. Originally designed in 2011 as a marketing platform for local merchants, Buckaroo is now growing into the local news industry. Special features on the site allow the average user to "post" personal announcements and receive daily news updates in their inbox.
"The purpose behind recent changes on Buckaroo is in part, an effort to create a friendly environment for users to view a lot of information in a way that makes sense, similar to the way a newspaper would."
The substantial increase of information posted on Buckaroo is expected to continue as larger companies affiliated with Buckaroo contribute to the number of articles filtering through the site. Small businesses looking to distribute their information to a wider audience can post advertisements for free or purchase affordable, locally-targeted email packages.
The Buckaroo team plans to continue seeking out areas that focus on popular interests so that people of all ages and backgrounds can find a place on Buckaroo.
Buckaroo is the online hub for local shopping, news and events. Buckaroo's parent company, Iron Speed, Inc. (www.ironspeed.com), is well-funded with a capital base of over $20M from several strategic investors and executives from AMD, Excelan, Onsale, and Oracle. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in San Jose, CA. Find Buckaroo on Facebook and Twitter to learn more.
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CONTACT: Kate Anderson 408-228-3437 Kanderson@buckaroo.comSource: Buckaroo