Eniro Reshuffles Organization

The Nordics directory publisher Eniro last week announced a reorganization to a "more rational corporate structure." The new plan divides the business into three functions that cut across all the company's national operating units -- Products and Services, Operations and…

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Mobile TV: Will People Pay for It?

  A few notable items are emerging from this week's CTIA Wireless I.T. and Entertainment conference. I personally didn't attend because of the focus on infrastructure, entertainment and enterprise (fleet management, medical, etc.). But there is some overlap with mobile…

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Google/Verizon Deal: More Details Emerge

Following up on the previous post, here are a few notable tidbits from the conference call that followed the Google/Verizon announcement. -- The Android market will be pre-loaded on a number of Verizon devices. -- These devices will be announced…

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Google Verizon Deal: What’s it Mean?

Lots of talk today over the announced deal between Google and Verizon Wireless. For those unfamiliar, the loosely defined deal involves Verizon officially embracing the Android operating system to power the mobile devices that run on its network. Cutting through…

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Yell Announces iPhone App in the U.K.

Yell has announced that its iPhone app is available for download in Apple's App Store. It has been available previously but it's now official. The app itself will allow users to search the 2 million local business listings on Yell.com…

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Skype Goes Live With Local Search

Back in April, we broke a story about Skype's developing business model to drive calls to SMBs. Working with directory publishers as channel partners, it would extend its longstanding subscription-based model to now also include ad support. Ad units would…

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Yellow Pages and SMB Odds and Ends

Here are some interesting directory and small-business advertising related items I've plucked from recent news alerts. For a bit of insight on how small businesses in a meat and potatoes category (Tire Dealers) view the evolution of their ad spend,…

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More on Yext: Big Funding

The ink hadn't dried yet on our Yext post, when the company announced $25 million in venture funding today. The round was led by Institutional Venture partners. More details to follow.

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