Holiday Rush for Mobile Shopping

Gary Price over at Search Engine Watch has a nice roundup of mobile shopping platforms. This intersects with local in some of the mobile shopping products announced within the past week. These include a mobile shopping SMS-based search platform launched…

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Welsh Carson on Holiday Shopping Spree

For the second time in two days, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe has purchased a Yellow Pages business. Yesterday, Local Insight Media, a portfolio company of WCAS, bought "100 percent of the membership interests" of CBD Media Holdings from Spectrum…

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LiveDeal Turns Yellow

Online classified destination LiveDeal announced today that it will integrate Yellow Pages listings. This feature could be found on the site over the past few weeks as it was released in beta, but is now incorporated as its own category,…

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The Webification of SMEs

During Day 1 of ILM:06, Google's head of SME product development, Dan Rubinstein, spoke about a new small-business Web site development tool for SMEs. Like many efforts we're seeing in the marketplace by paid search providers, Web hosting companies and…

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A New Player on the Directory Stage

Local Insight Media, a company formed by the private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, has acquired 100 percent of CBD Media Holdings, owner of Cincinnati Bell Yellow Pages. Here is the press release. Local Insight has been scooping…

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NearbyNow Goes Mobile

Local shopping engine NearbyNow announced today that it will provide a mobile platform for mall shoppers to find products using mobile devices. NearbyNow works with shopping malls to get their product and inventory information online in a searchable fashion. It…

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The Craigslist-ing of Zillow

Zillow announced today that it will allow users and agents to post homes for sale for free. Zillow has gained a great deal of traction and has become the poster child of vertical search in the 10 months since its…

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Management Shake-Up at Yahoo!

The blogosphere and news media are abuzz today over the management overhaul at Yahoo!. Starting Jan. 1, the company will be organized into three main groups: a customer-focused group, an advertiser and publisher group, and a technology group. CFO Susan…

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RHD Sees Positive’ 2007

R.H. Donnelley issued its 2007 financial guidance today at the Credit Suisse Annual Media & Telecom Conference. The directory publisher is forecasting "positive sales growth" for the full year, with revenues reaching US$2.67 billion, and EBITDA of US$1.44 billion, a…

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Telmex Spreads Its Wings

We noticed with interest a recent news item reporting that the Mexican telecom Telifonos de Mixico (Telmex) has expanded into the directory business in Argentina, with plans to launch a new competitive directory in Buenos Aires. This comes on the…

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