Should Publishers Embrace Opt-Out?

Should directory publishers embrace the concept of opt-out, the notion that some mechanism should be created that allows consumers to choose not to receive a print book? This question arose last week at the Yellow Pages Today event in Zurich,…

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Amazon’s Kindle e-Reader Signs 7 Newspapers

Amazon yesterday launched a $399 electronic black-and-white e-reader called “Kindle” that can quickly download books and customized versions of newspapers, magazines and blogs over a limited-use free EVDO network. Seven newspapers are included in the first batch of content: The…

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US$50 to Sell a Car in the U.K.

According to new research released by British Car Auctions, used car buyers are apparently quite content. According to the research, nearly 96 percent were "very and/or quite" satisfied with their used car purchase. The survey of 2,900 drivers indicated that…

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AT&T Buys Ingenio

AT&T has bought Ingenio and will use its call tracking platform across Yellowpages.com, 800-YellowPages, Mobile and Print Yellow Pages. We think the deal is quite important. This is a story that will unfold in the months ahead as more information…

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AT&T Buys Ingenio

AT&T has bought Ingenio and will use its call tracking platform across Yellowpages.com, 800-YellowPages, Mobile and Print Yellow Pages. We think the deal is quite important. This is a story that will unfold in the months ahead as more information…

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Piper Jaffray Global Internet Summit

A few of us were invited to attend the Piper Jaffray Global Internet Summit in Laguna Beach, California, this week. (We decided to tough it out and attend.) Peter ran an interesting panel titled “The Local Opportunity.” The panel included…

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A Conversation With EZShow

Fresh off a day at NewTeeVee's excellent online video show -- the first of its kind that size -- I had the chance to talk to the very interesting EZShow. The company has been around for a little while but…

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FatDoor Take 2, With Dulski at Helm

FatDoor, the well-funded social network based on the privacy-cringing aspects of crawling neighbor information, is going to remain “social” but is likely to change many of its initial directions, perhaps focusing on more personal features. This is the word from…

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Green Is Local

I ran across the new (to me) site EcoMetro, which is attempting to build an advertising business around green. This from its Web site: At the core of EcoMetro is the idea that many people want to buy green products…

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B2B Local Search — Canada's Weak Link

Closing remarks at the Warrillow Conference in Toronto this week confirmed major opportunities for business-to-business platforms in Canada. Major Canadian national brands that target the 2.3 million small businesses in Canada plan on increasing their online media budgets in 2008.…

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B2B Local Search — Canada’s Weak Link

Closing remarks at the Warrillow Conference in Toronto this week confirmed major opportunities for business-to-business platforms in Canada. Major Canadian national brands that target the 2.3 million small businesses in Canada plan on increasing their online media budgets in 2008.…

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