AT&T Bundles by the Bay

AT&T has launched its Homezone service in the Bay Area, which will be one of the products in its bundling strategy (explored in the recent TKG Advisory "Triple and Quad Play: Who Will Win the Bundled Services Battle"). A forebearer…

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All Phonebooks are Local

So, you don't think that phonebooks are a big deal, huh? Well, let's take a look at the incredible noise that Dex caused when it chose to re-scope the Quad-Cities telephone book. The Quad-Cities include Davenport and Bettendorf, IA, and…

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Sad News About Greg Parker

Every now and then you meet someone in business that makes you think it is not just about business; someone you imagine you will have the joy of working with for the rest of your career. For me, Greg Parker…

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YPG Damage Limited

Here is a quick follow-up on the fallout from the Nov. 1 announcement that the Canadian government will tax income trust dividends. Income trusts had become a popular structure in Canada, and one of the leading trusts is the Yellow…

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Telecom NZ Confirms YP Sale

As expected, Telecom New Zealand today confirmed that it will sell its Yellow Pages division, Yellow Pages Group, and plans to complete the deal by the end of the year. The sale is expected to command about NZ$1.5 billion (US$1.01…

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AdMission Spotlights the Loot

The "big daddy" publisher of free online classified ads in the U.K., Loot.com, announced last week that it has gone live with the AdMission rich-media platform. This implementation comes on the heels of a deal with Microsoft, announced in mid-September,…

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