Judy's Book Closes Its Doors

I received an e-mail early this morning from Judy's Book COO Chris DeVore saying that the company will wrap up operations. This comes as a surprise, because it was in the middle of a model transition from review-centric local social…

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Judy’s Book Closes Its Doors

I received an e-mail early this morning from Judy's Book COO Chris DeVore saying that the company will wrap up operations. This comes as a surprise, because it was in the middle of a model transition from review-centric local social…

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Happy Birthday, iPod

The game changing device and forebear to the iPhone turns six years old today. The unofficial Apple blog has the story, along with a video of Steve Jobs' original unveiling keynote at Macworld. It's amazing how much the device has…

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MyYahoo! Gets a Boost; 360 Gets the Boot

MyYahoo!, Yahoo!'s personal home page and news reader, was redesigned earlier this year and available as an opt-in upgrade in beta. Today I logged in to discover my page has been automatically upgraded, suggesting either a coming out of beta,…

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AT&T Backs Off N.C. White Pages Plan

AT&T Advertising & Publishing's effort to assuage environmental concerns in North Carolina by curtailing print residential White Pages distribution has fizzled out as utility commissioners in that state have balked at the plan. The Raleigh News & Observer reported today…

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AT&T Backs Off N.C. White Pages Plan

AT&T Advertising & Publishing's effort to assuage environmental concerns in North Carolina by curtailing print residential White Pages distribution has fizzled out as utility commissioners in that state have balked at the plan. The Raleigh News & Observer reported today…

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Cars.com Mobile Sees Good Pickup

Auto sites look to mobile apps to generate leads, drive people to dealerships and provide info to auto shoppers when they are "on the go." A panel during last week’s Automotive Internet Roundtable by J.D. Power in Las Vegas reasserted…

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Changes Throughout Yellow Pages

On Friday, I had the opportunity to spend some valuable time with Richard Zurawski, president and GM of Telmetrics, a leader in the increasingly important call measurement business. As my colleague Charles Laughlin, program director of The Kelsey Report, said today,…

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TKG Data and Analysis: A Weekly Recap

In case you missed them, here are some sample posts from another action packed week in local search. Click below to read each post in full. J.D. Power Roundtable: Auto Dealers Discuss Online Several auto dealers at J.D. Power’s Automotive…

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AutoNation Focuses on Services

AutoNation, the nation’s largest automotive retailer, is set to push hard on providing Internet-based services and other Internet offerings, according to Gary Marcotte, senior VP of e-commerce, who was addressing the J.D. Power Automotive Internet Roundtable Oct. 17-19 in Las…

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Evolving the Sales Channel

There has been lots of talk lately (more so than normal it seems) about evolving the Yellow Pages sales channel to a more consultative role for bringing in leads of all forms -- to be "agnostic," as is often said. This…

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Are We in the Middle of 'Bubble 2.0'?

The New York Times’ Brad Stone today takes a look at some of the overvaluation, flowing VC dollars and "irrational exuberance" that has reared its head once again in Silicon Valley. This isn't completely new, as a few signs of…

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iPhone to Open the Floodgates

Lots of media coverage today on the Apple announcement that it will release a software development kit (SDK) for the iPhone in early ’08. What does this mean? Many of the speculations made in the past about interesting mobile search…

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More From Microsoft: Maps and Mobile

Microsoft of late has exercised a Google-esque frequency of announcements for online products. After upgrades to Live Search and MSN Video in and around the recent Searchification event, the company last night announced enhancements to Live Search for Mobile and…

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