Here’s our roundup of the headlines that got our attention this week–from both inside Neustar and out.

The Top 6 Trends Shaping Local Search in 2012 and Beyond [comScore] – Mark your calendars, Localeze President Jeff Beard will join reps from comScore and 15 miles on Wednesday, April 18th to discuss trends in marketing and local search. If you’re a local small business, don’t miss it!

Women in Tech: Susan Buck Empowers Women in Tech [ZDNet] – An interview with Susan Buck, a developer, lecturer, designer and entrepreneur, who discusses how to get more girls involved in technology at an early age.

Neustar Launches .US Domain Campaign for Small Businesses [SiliconRepublic] – This week, we announced our campaign to spur small business innovation and get online.

National Database Aims to Catch Smartphone Thieves [GigaOm] – The Federal Communications Commission proposes to work with local law enforcement and the wireless industry to help curb the theft of cellphones.

9 College Scholarships for Women in STEM [US News] – US News rounds up resources and groups who not only encourage women to get an education in science, technology, engineering and math, but some who offer scholarships.