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Exclusive: Vehix Puts on a New Face

Vehix.com CEO Derek Mattsson announced at the company's annual summit that, starting today, it will officially be known as just Vehix. This is meant to signify its directions into many delivery mechanisms in addition to online. This includes mobile and…

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Insights From Constant Contact’s IPO Filing

Constant Contact, the leader among e-mail marketing services for small businesses with 120,000 customers mailing out 500 million e-mails a year, has filed for an IPO. In the S1, the company says it is looking to expand its services beyond…

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Superpages Added to IM-Based Local Search Service

Starting this fall, Idearc Media’s Superpages may be accessed via instant messaging as a result of a new relationship with Multiplied Media, the Calgary-based provider of Poynt, a local search service that operates over IM. Multiplied Media was formerly known…

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TKG Data and Analysis: Weekly Recap

In case you missed any posts last week, here is the TKG blog highlight reel. Click below to read each post in full. Interactive Newspapers? it doesn't take a journalism degree to note that 12 consecutive quarters of double-digit growth…

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Interactive Newspapers?

A strategy professor I had in graduate business school gave us some advice that I haven't forgotten. You should work for companies that specialize in your area of expertise; otherwise, you will be in a staff job and not have…

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Backfence Shuts Down

Backfence announced June 29 that it is shuttering its 13 community sites, which were in the D.C. area, Illinois and Northern California. The ambitious site raised an initial round of $3 million but never had high penetration in its communities…

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EBay Refocuses on Classifieds With U.S. Launch of Kijiji

eBay has quietly launched a U.S. version of Kijiji, a free classifieds service that began in February 2005 and is now serving 17 million users in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, China, Japan, Taiwan, Austria, Switzerland, and India. Kijiji, which means…

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Concerns About Selective Technology

New research from Edison Media shows that television (broadcast, cable, satellite, premium) and the Internet are the most essential media to respondents' lives in 2007. Both radio and newspapers declined between the current survey and one conducted in 2002. According…

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The iPhone and Local Search, Take Two

You may have noticed we have implemented a new blogging platform that has a richer interface and more multimedia capabilities, categories and other important attributes that have become standards in the blogosphere. Part of that transition, however, involves somewhat of a…

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YPG-NZ Names New Executive Management

After four months of ownership, Yellow Pages Group of New Zealand’s owners are moving forward with the creation of a new executive management team. Among the moves, according to New Zealand’s m-net: “Dudley Enoka, who was general manager, will become the ex-Telecom…

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HM Capital Acquires Remaining U.S. Portion of PDC

HM Capital Partners has agreed to acquire Phone Directories Co. operations based in Orem, Utah. PDC publishes directories in 18 states covering 137 titles. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  According to a prepared statement by Peter Brodsky, a…

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Quigo Sees Local Boost From Time Warner Deal

For the past couple of years, Quigo's contextual network product, AdSonar, has been a steady alternative to Google and Yahoo! for local media companies (as have competitors such as ContextWeb and FAST AdMomentum). The company currently has more than 200…

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