Web.com Will Be New Name for Website Pros

Website Pros is taking the name of Web.com, a company it merged with in late September 2007. Company officials say the name change will occur by mid-2008. They note that it reflects the company’s increasingly broad mission, and is easy…

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Leadership Changes in Yellow Pages

Idearc Media announced today that Kathy Harless has been replaced as CEO of the directory publisher by board chairman John Mueller, a former CEO of Cincinnati Bell Yellow Pages and Valor Communications. Harless' departure follows a substantial decline in the…

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TKG Data and Analysis: A Weekly Recap

Here are some highlights from the TKG blog this week, in case you missed any posts. Click below to read each post in full. Microsoft's SMB Suite Tackles 'Webification' The New York Times' David Pogue writes this morning about some…

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Google Photo Sharing: Time to Push?

This morning I noticed something vaguely different about Google. Just like when a friend or significant other changes something like a haircut, and you get an overall sense that something is different but you can't pinpoint it. Finally I saw…

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The Innovators’ Dilemma Redux

Not so many years ago, major Yellow Pages publishers in developed countries reported revenue and earnings growth (or occasionally declines) that were generally very consistent. The advent of serious competition in several markets has had somewhat of an impact on…

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YPG Cool on U.S. Acquisitions

On the Yellow Pages Group (Canada) fourth-quarter earnings call today, CEO Marc Tellier was asked whether YPG had any interest in making acquisitions in the United States. The question was prompted by the steep sell-offs last week of Idearc Media, R.H.…

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The Rise of ‘How-To’ Videos

Lately there has been a noticeable rise in the amount of attention and investment paid to online video sites that specialize in generating "how-to" videos. These include: ExpertVillage (acquired by Demand Media last June) VideoJug (received $30M last May) HowCast…

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Comcast Scoops Up Vehix

Comcast announced today that its advertising sales division, Comcast Spotlight, will acquire automotive site Vehix (sans "dot com"). The company had a previous relationship -- financially and strategically -- and today's deal makes the marriage official. For Vehix, this ties the…

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