Canpages Makes Progress on Several Fronts

The folks at Canpages have been very busy lately. In addition to producing competitive print and online directories throughout Canada (where they go head to head with the formidable Yellow Pages Group), the Canadian independent directory publisher operates Immersifind, an…

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Spotzer Rolls Out New European Market

Netherlands-based Spotzer has launched its online video product in Sweden with partner Lokaldelen i Sverige AB, which is a local print and online directory player that competes with the market leader Eniro. Lokaldelen is a unit of European Directories, which is…

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Behind the Forecast Numbers

Earlier this week I went to hear an economist offer his take on the current economy and how soon it would recover. Long story short, I believe the speaker, who had outstanding credentials, was overly optimistic. (I really believe he may…

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Opt-Out Gains New Momentum

The movement to compel Yellow Pages publishers to make it easy for consumers to opt out of receiving telephone books and punish unwelcome distribution gained some momentum last week with legislation introduced in Minnesota and the city of Albany, New…

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Signs of the Times in Yellow Pages

We got news this week of two directory publishing operations shutting their doors, a reflection of the challenges of running a competitive directory publishing company in the face of a difficult economy and intense competition from incumbent publishers and the…

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