As Street Fight has previously reported, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced in her first earnings call on Monday that Yahoo would be moving its focus away from local search.

Still, Mayer’s announcement, along with some other significant factors in the developing local ecosystem, does call into question the continued viability of a robust marketplace of local directory and search sites. Here are a few harbingers of a potentially more consolidated future.

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