AT&T’s Dennis Payne to Retire

After 33 years of working in the directory business, Dennis Payne has been a firsthand witness to the changes and evolution in the industry. Denny began working for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. as a directory sales rep in Kansas City…

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TKG's Mobile Forecast By the Numbers

As part of the mobile forecast we released last week, we thought it would be interesting to show a little detail about the ad-sponsored directory assistance portion of the forecast. As we wrote previously, we have been watching the market…

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TKG’s Mobile Forecast By the Numbers

As part of the mobile forecast we released last week, we thought it would be interesting to show a little detail about the ad-sponsored directory assistance portion of the forecast. As we wrote previously, we have been watching the market…

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Yellow Book Partners With AgendiZe

Today, Yellow Book made it official and announced its deal with AgendiZe, with the aim of adding word-of-mouth functionality to the Yellowbook.com IYP. Here is a copy of the release. The company has also recently rolled out a video ad…

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Mobile Forecast

As part of the mobile forecast we released last week, we thought it would be interesting to show a little detail about the ad-sponsored directory assistance portion of the forecast. As we wrote previously, we have been watching the market…

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Idearc Buys 'Localsearch.com'

Idearc Media announced today that it has acquired the URL Localsearch.com from AmericanTowns.com and has made an investment in AmericanTowns.com, a network of community-based Web sites. The deal totals US$3.3 million, plus "deferred purchase consideration." Idearc is clearly looking to…

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Idearc Buys ‘Localsearch.com’

Idearc Media announced today that it has acquired the URL Localsearch.com from AmericanTowns.com and has made an investment in AmericanTowns.com, a network of community-based Web sites. The deal totals US$3.3 million, plus "deferred purchase consideration." Idearc is clearly looking to…

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Marchex Releases Local Search Report

Marchex released a report today that examines some of the opportunities in local search. The report is written on a basic level to educate a general marketplace on local online media and advertising (while not being overly promotional of Marchex).…

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Yellow Pages' Shows Tell It Like It Is

Each year the ADP midyear convention and ADM annual meeting are held in the same location with the overlap of a giant industry-wide cocktail reception one evening and a joint general session the next morning. Since the Yellow Pages Association holds a board meeting…

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Yellow Pages’ Shows Tell It Like It Is

Each year the ADP midyear convention and ADM annual meeting are held in the same location with the overlap of a giant industry-wide cocktail reception one evening and a joint general session the next morning. Since the Yellow Pages Association holds a board meeting…

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The iPhone: 1 Million Served

Just 74 days after it launched, and five days after Apple cut its price by $200, the iPhone sold its 1 millionth unit yesterday. It reached this milestone weeks before Apple had forecast, no doubt pushed over the edge by…

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U.S. Mobile Advertising Forecast

We just released our U.S. mobile advertising forecast, and the fact that this market represents a promising opportunity hardly needs repeating. Nevertheless, the U.S. mobile market has remained largely out of reach for many years. The often-cited statistics about how…

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