Here Comes the Gphone, Part III

There is a lot of buzz today around a Wall Street Journal article (sub req.) that reveals the latest in Google's impending entrance into the mobile world. As reported in a recent New York Times article and supported in a…

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Zillow Integrates Ads to Home Searches

Zillow announced this morning that it will integrate a new ad targeting feature known as HomeDirect, which will serve geographically, demographically and contextually relevant ads within individual home listings. This will come in three flavors; targeting individual homes that its…

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Curbed Gets $1.5 Million

Curbed.com, the fun, well-written and insightful Web site about local real estate culture and deals, has gotten $1.5 million in new financing from Gawker Media, individuals associated with Gawker and others, such as Brad Inman. The site is the brainchild…

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Strong IYP Growth Sustains PagesJaunes

France's PagesJaunes has long been the dominant player in the country's print directory market, but in recent quarters, what was a growing business now is struggling to generate positive revenue growth. Online, however, continues to be a strong suit for…

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Yellow Pages Odds n' Ends

I've collected a number of Yellow Pages-related items over the past week or so that are worth noting. So here it goes: The Texas ad agency FKM has launched a new unit to focus on interactive Yellow Pages and related online…

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Yellow Pages Odds n’ Ends

I've collected a number of Yellow Pages-related items over the past week or so that are worth noting. So here it goes: The Texas ad agency FKM has launched a new unit to focus on interactive Yellow Pages and related online…

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Getting More SMBs Online: A Vertical Challenge

Mr. Local SEO Andrew Shotland writes today about vertically oriented Web site development and hosting products for small businesses. This is an interesting concept because it brings together two local trends we've written extensively about: Webification and verticalization. First, with…

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RHD Plans 2008 Dividend

R.H. Donnelley announced on its third-quarter earnings call Thursday that concurrent with first-quarter earnings next year it will pay a dividend equal to 25 percent of free cash flow. The publisher took some heat recently when it used money that…

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