RHD Posts 6.7% Drop in 1H Ad Sales

R.H. Donnelley posted its first-half results today. While ad sales are clearly trending negative, the company was able to report modest revenue and EBITDA growth. Ad sales, however, are the best indicator of how the business is performing. The following…

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Microsoft Live Search Redesigns Home Page

This just in: Microsoft's flagship search engine unveiled a new home page interface that will include rotating background images with embedded "hot spots" that direct users into various vertical searches when moused over. This is essentially a visually driven discovery…

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Marchex Launches New, Improved Ad Platform

Marchex has announced the launch of Marchex Connect 2.0, an updated version of its private-labeled local ad platform that is used by local ad resellers such as AT&T and Yellowpages.com. The new version's highlights include integration of call tracking (from…

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Local Arts Nights Out via Google

Google and Salesforce.com are using some of their market power to help local cultural institutions. Last week, while in San Francisco for Inman, I found “Tartuffe” by the African-American Shakespeare Co. when I searched “San Francisco” and “Theater.” It was…

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The iPhone Era: A New TKG Report

On Friday, we released a report that looks at the 3G iPhone and new App Store. One overall theme is how the iPhone's new features and lowered price tag will combine with easy availability of mobile apps to bring new…

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When Everyone Comes From Somewhere Else

One of the most challenging aspects of speaking to the geodomain industry was the diverse backgrounds of the people in the industry. They come from media companies, technology firms, the music industry and the real estate business. What they have in…

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