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Yellowpages.com, Microsoft Ink Multiyear Distribution Deal

Today Yellowpages.com, a subsidiary of AT&T, announced a multiyear distribution deal with Microsoft. In April, Yellowpages.com’s local listings and advertisers will begin appearing across Microsoft properties, including, MSN Yellowpages, MSN Search, Live Search and Maps. Financial terms of the transaction…

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Google Responds to Microsoft-Yahoo! Combination

David Drummond, senior vice president, corporate development, and chief legal officer, responds to Microsoft's acquisition of Yahoo!. In part: "... Microsoft's hostile bid for Yahoo! raises troubling questions. This is about more than simply a financial transaction, one company taking…

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Intuit Buys Homestead Technologies

Intuit has announced that it will acquire Homestead Technologies, a company that provides a suite a Web creation and e-commerce tools, for US$170 million in cash. This acquisition continues Intuit’s march into what we term a "connected services," or combined software and…

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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 Closer Look at Google's New Mobile Consortium

Google announced the beginnings of a consortium that includes 30-plus members to create an open source mobile operating system called Android. The operating system is built on the open Linux Kernel and uses the liberal Apache v2 open source license.…

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A Closer Look at Google’s New Mobile Consortium

Google announced the beginnings of a consortium that includes 30-plus members to create an open source mobile operating system called Android. The operating system is built on the open Linux Kernel and uses the liberal Apache v2 open source license.…

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TKG's Mobile Forecast By the Numbers

As part of the mobile forecast we released last week, we thought it would be interesting to show a little detail about the ad-sponsored directory assistance portion of the forecast. As we wrote previously, we have been watching the market…

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TKG’s Mobile Forecast By the Numbers

As part of the mobile forecast we released last week, we thought it would be interesting to show a little detail about the ad-sponsored directory assistance portion of the forecast. As we wrote previously, we have been watching the market…

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Mobile Forecast

As part of the mobile forecast we released last week, we thought it would be interesting to show a little detail about the ad-sponsored directory assistance portion of the forecast. As we wrote previously, we have been watching the market…

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U.S. Mobile Advertising Forecast

We just released our U.S. mobile advertising forecast, and the fact that this market represents a promising opportunity hardly needs repeating. Nevertheless, the U.S. mobile market has remained largely out of reach for many years. The often-cited statistics about how…

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It’s About the Money, Remember

Last week, Local.com announced that it will acquire PremierGuide, a white-label local search solution, for US$2 million. I’ve read a handful of reviews about this acquisition and most seem to be missing the most important part of this deal: It’s…

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You Have How Much Traffic? BS!

OK. Here is the truth. As an analyst, you become quite the connoisseur of hockey stick graphs. “I do like the way the chartreuse in the bar chart plays off the light and complements your logo.” I heard that in…

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Paul Levine Has Left the Building

Paul Levine has resigned his position as GM of Yahoo! Local to take the VP of marketing slot at AdBright, a Sequoia Capital backed ad marketplace. Jennifer Dulski will be taking over local responsibilities as group vice president and general manager,…

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LicketyShip: A Local Delivery Option for Recycler.com

Summary LicketyShip will announce a partnership with the Los Angeles Times-owned Recycler.com today to provide a same-day local delivery option for classified customers. This sounds ominously like bubble era companies that went bust, for example, Kozmo.com, which burned through more than…

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