San Jose, Sept. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Social groups are receiving extra attention this week on local shopping, news and events site Buckaroo, with the addition of Meetup, a leading network of over 136,000 local groups worldwide. The addition of the groups allow Buckaroo users to find interest-based meetings for recreation, knitting, book reading and more on the same platform as other categories such as local news, jobs and shopping.
"At Buckaroo, we believe in creating a communal environment for people to discover something they like," said Alan Fisher, Co-Founder and Chairman of Buckaroo's parent company Iron Speed. "A part of becoming a source of local information is fostering events that speak directly to individual hobbies and side interests."
Meetup groups are user-created and range from goal or career-oriented gatherings to those without any purpose other than to socialize. Buckaroo's keyword search function makes it easy for people to find groups relating to topic and location.
"It's easier for a person to go to one website rather than three for local news, jobs and neighborhood events," commented Fisher. "Buckaroo.com has practically everything that reflects your local community- it's your digital daily newspaper."
Serving close to 100,000 communities across North America, Buckaroo makes daily information readily available through its "What's Hot" e-newsletter. For many subscribers, the email serves as a time-saver, with an easy-to-read snippet of the day's news, shopping and more.
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.