Daddy, Where's the Amusement Park?

AOL€™s MapQuest unit announced it was going €œback to the future€ today with plans to publish printed maps and guide books, and AOL announced the formation of MapQuest Publishing business unit. Perry Evans, CEO of LocalMatters, Inc. must be having…

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Alerts May Alter Consumer Behavior

Both LiveDeal and classifieds aggregator Oodle are offering alerts -- you plug in the product description/criteria and you get matching alerts to your email box. This kind of functionality is very compelling -- especially if consumers can add even more…

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Classifieds Model Changing Fast

According to Classified Intelligence, as reported in Paid Content, Knight Ridder Digital will make all online private-party merchandise ads free in almost all of its markets. Cars, Jobs and Real Estate will still cost money for advertisers in KRD sites.…

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Dex Successfully Competes for Consumers

When John Kelsey and I were in Denver several months ago, Simon Greenman, Dex vice president of Internet operations, told us that Dex was ahead of its competitors in its region, according to comScore's traffic data. Today, the company formally…

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Thomas Register: 'No More Print'

B2B publisher Thomas Industrial Network, Inc. is discontinuing all print publications in favor of the Internet exclusively. From the press release: Following the 2006 edition of the Thomas Register® of American Manufacturers, Thomas Industrial Network will cease publication of this…

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Radio Fights Back with Broad Mix

For a long time radio represented a viable way to narrow cast advertising to a targeted audience - country music, rock and roll, classical, etc. - each representing a different set of demographics. Along comes the iPod (and other digital…

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Is About.com Worth It?

According to Reuters, the NYTimes will pay Primedia $410 million for the network of content sites. That's a lot of money. Presumably the newspaper publisher will use the site for content distrubtion, as a traffic driver and an advertising network/vehicle.…

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