Interinfo Yellow Pages Holdings Sold

Norwegian-owned Interinfo was purchased by BaltCap, the leading private equity investor in the Baltic states. Interinfo represented the last directory holding of Texas Pacific Group, previous owners of Norway’s Findexa, now owned by Eniro. Terms of the deal were not…

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Local Insight Plucks Berry From AT&T

Local Insight Regatta Holdings and AT&T announced the acquisition of L.M. Berry's Independent Line of Business unit. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. According to the press release: The transaction will combine two industry-leading organizations responsible for selling, producing…

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The Yellow Pages ‘Keyword’ Version

I read with interest a recent post by Jennifer Osborne on Search Engine People regarding how Millennials fundamentally search for products and services differently as compared with those 30 years old and older. One of the fundamental differences Osborne points out: Millennial Brains…

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More Retailers Lack Brick-and-Mortar Locations

According to a recent Direct Marketing Association survey, “The absence of a brick-and-mortar store is becoming prevalent among retailers, since 41 percent of survey respondents don't have a physical store.” This is quite a surprising finding and certainly has significant ramifications…

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Linkedin as New Age Yellow Pages

Linkedin has become a valuable resource for connecting business professionals. Recently Linkedin has added a professional services feature that allows members to share their business contacts in specific service categories. The new “Services” tab allows users to find people via…

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PagesJaunes Takes Huge Online Risk

Pagesjaunes France has announced it will take a dramatic pricing approach in its largest urban markets where it will cut print costs by 20 percent while raising online costs on average by 50 percent. The goal of the pricing program…

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Shopping With Yellow Pages

'Tis the season for shopping and at times endless aggravation finding stores that actually have the items you want in stock. I’m all about anything that can help ease the stress of the shopping experience. And one thing I rediscovered…

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A Merger of Rivals in the Netherlands

European Directories and Truvo announced the possibility of a merger of their respective De Telefoongids and Gouden Gids directory operations in the Netherlands. According to the news release: Cornel Riklin, CEO of European Directories, said “We are very excited about…

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Calacanis on Local Search

ILM:07 was fortunate to have Jason Calacanis, CEO of Mahalo, as a speaker. Always a straight shooter and a prolific blogger, Calacanis is very outspoken about his feelings about search, social media, SEO and local search. When asked about the…

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TMP Local Search Research, Take Two

Stuart McKelvey, president and CEO of TMP Directional Marketing, gave ILM:07 attendees a second look at their online user study to help clarify its results and provide insight on how this can serve to help more effectively plan both online…

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Stubbs Discusses AT&T’s Post-Ingenio Vision

Charles Stubbs, president of Yellowpages.com, was a surprise guest this morning at ILM:07. Stubbs came to discuss AT&T’s recent acquisition of Ingenio and its implications for Yellowpages.com and AT&T Advertising & Publishing.   AT&T purchased all Ingenio’s assets, intellectual property and…

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Stubbs Discusses AT&T's Post-Ingenio Vision

Charles Stubbs, president of Yellowpages.com, was a surprise guest this morning at ILM:07. Stubbs came to discuss AT&T’s recent acquisition of Ingenio and its implications for Yellowpages.com and AT&T Advertising & Publishing.   AT&T purchased all Ingenio’s assets, intellectual property and…

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