PagesJaunes Bidders Emerging

France Telecom's effort to sell off its 54 percent stake in PagesJaunes has reportedly attracted two bidders — Texas Pacific Group and a consortium formed by KKR and Goldman Sachs.Another potential bidder, the French entertainment company Vivendi, has backed off,…

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Front Page Ads

The Wall Street Journal announced yesterday that as early as September it will sell advertising in the bottom right-hand corner of the front page or in a strip ad along the bottom of the page of the print edition. The…

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AgendiZe: Multi-Platforms Boost IYP Ads

If Internet Yellow Pages users can "store" advertiser information where they like, they'll use them much more often, according to interesting research by "Click-to-Save & Share" vendor AgendiZe.The AgendiZe platform, in use by True Local, YPG of Canada, Bermuda Yellow…

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PE Goes for Verizon YP

Today there's a report that three private equity firms, including Thomas H. Lee Partners, are gathering to consider a purchase of Verizon's Yellow Pages business. This would be a significant change of plans, since most observers expect the business to…

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Newspapers Mull Yahoo!/HotJobs Tie

Tribune, Knight Ridder and Gannett's success with CareerBuilder has led to other newspaper companies wanting in on the national recruitment action. As Paid Content reports, CareerBuilder "had a great second quarter with network and affiliate revenues up 42 percent over…

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Canon Moves to AutoByTel

We just saw the official announcement that Mark Canon has moved on from AOL to a new opportunity at Autobytel, where he carries the title "chief product officer." Canon, whom The Kelsey Group has followed for years, joins Jim Riesenbach,…

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It’s New to Us — EMBARQ

The free community newspaper in Princeton, N.J., is called Town Topics. It has been delivered on Wednesdays to every household in town for the past 60 years. Town Topics has great editorial about the Princeton community and is always chock-full…

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Next Steps in Online Mapping

This Red Herring article examines the traffic modeling technologies being baked into the navigation systems of Tele-Atlas and Navteq. These are mostly in-car nav systems, but since these two companies are the primary data providers for every major online mapping…

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The Evolution of Online Yellow Pages

Who cares about Chastain Chem-Dry carpet cleaning service in Atlanta? Actually, a lot of people, I would think — from employees and customers to companies Chastain buys from and those that are sold to. In other words, this is an…

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Yell Hammers Yellowikis

Just back from a week's vacation, and in the process of catching up, saw a couple of items online regarding Yell's (U.K.) recent legal action against Yellowikis, which bills itself as an online Yellow Pages directory built on a wiki…

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Backfence Adding Chicago

Backfence, the hyper-local news and information site operating in several Washington D.C. suburbs and the Bay Area, is expanding. Chicago will be its third metro area, and it is continuing to go deeper into the suburbs of its existing markets.I…

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