PagesJaunes Expands Dining Vertical

The French search and directories firm PagesJaunes has expanded its presence in the dining vertical by acquiring Chronoresto, a site that allows consumers to order takeout food online. The acquisition follows the company's strategy of building deep content and transaction capability in…

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DexOne: It’s All About Bundles

On today's Q3 earnings call, DexOne CEO Alfred Mockett made it clear that bundles are central to Dex's hopes of arresting its revenue declines. The company grew its digital bookings by 26 percent in Q3 and expects to end 2012…

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A New Yellow Pages for NY Local Service Pages

Ambassador Media Group LLC (Ambassador Publications) company produced yellow pages directories for the Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Nassau, Queens, Staten Island and southern Westchester County markets up until April. Picking up on the market opportunity is a new kind of yellow…

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Seattle Opt-Out Ordinance Struck Down

The Yellow Pages industry won a big victory yesterday when the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Seattle's tough opt-out ordinance in a unanimous decision. The court based its decision on the finding that print directories offer more…

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ADPAI Event Examines the Great Transformation

The Asian Directory Publishers Association's annual conference next month in Thailand has assembled an impressive list of international industry leaders to take a hard look at the challenges of transformation directory organizations. ADPAI represents search and directory companies throughout Asia…

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SMB Digital 2012: Performance Marketing

Pay for Performance is the Holy Grail in SMB advertising. SMBs only want to pay for leads that their advertising programs deliver. But moving SMBs from inclusion to performance has never been easy. Recent progress in lead quality assessment has…

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Dex One and SuperMedia to Merge

Well, another shoe has dropped in the U.S. directories market. This morning Dex One and SuperMedia announced plans to merge, creating an an entity called Dex Media with roughly $3.1 billion in revenue, based on 2011 results. Dex shareholders will…

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Study Finds Cost Per Call Favors YP

A study commissioned by YP Holdings (formerly AT&T interactive and AT&T Ad Solutions) has concluded that phone calls generated from listings distributed on YP.com and its Local Ad Network outperformed those sourced from Google Ad Words, as measured by cost…

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