San Jose, Aug. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Thousands of news readers received a closer look into their communities this month with GlobeNewswire press releases as an additional news source to their local updates from Buckaroo, the leading provider of local infotainment. The press releases offer a glance at local business activity for Buckaroo's base of subscribers to its e-newsletter, "What's Hot".
"Our users want to be updated with a variety of aspects in their community, not just crime and weather," said Alan Fisher, Co-Founder and Chairman of Buckaroo's parent company Iron Speed, Inc. "Thanks to GlobeNewswire, our news content has expanded to include the latest local business news."
Buckaroo organizes and distributes over 100,000 news releases a week according to each user's location. People can catch up on news in any location directly on the site's homepage, or by signing up with an email address to receive news directly in their inbox.
"We want our users to stay updated on what's happening in any location. Wondering what's going on in the small town where you grew up? Now, Buckaroo's 'What's Hot' email can help with that," explained Fisher.
Beyond news, Buckaroo currently hosts a variety of local content ranging from events and adoptable pets to jobs and vehicles for sale. Additionally, the site's communal design allows average users to create their own free postings and engage with community news.
The Buckaroo team aims to increase the amount of distributed local information for its 100,000 communities across North America.
Buckaroo (www.Buckaroo.com) is the online hub for local shopping, news and events. Buckaroo's parent company, Iron Speed, Inc., 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.
GlobeNewswire, a NASDAQ OMX company, is one of the world's largest newswire distribution networks, specializing in the delivery of corporate press releases financial disclosures and multimedia content to the media, investment community, individual investors and the general public.