A Merger of Rivals in the Netherlands

European Directories and Truvo announced the possibility of a merger of their respective De Telefoongids and Gouden Gids directory operations in the Netherlands. According to the news release: Cornel Riklin, CEO of European Directories, said “We are very excited about…

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Stubbs Discusses AT&T's Post-Ingenio Vision

Charles Stubbs, president of Yellowpages.com, was a surprise guest this morning at ILM:07. Stubbs came to discuss AT&T’s recent acquisition of Ingenio and its implications for Yellowpages.com and AT&T Advertising & Publishing.   AT&T purchased all Ingenio’s assets, intellectual property and…

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Stubbs Discusses AT&T’s Post-Ingenio Vision

Charles Stubbs, president of Yellowpages.com, was a surprise guest this morning at ILM:07. Stubbs came to discuss AT&T’s recent acquisition of Ingenio and its implications for Yellowpages.com and AT&T Advertising & Publishing.   AT&T purchased all Ingenio’s assets, intellectual property and…

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European Directories Invests in Spotzer

Amsterdam-based Spotzer, which creates multimedia video ad campaigns for small and medium-sized businesses, announced it has acquired a 10 million euro (US$14.8 million) investment from the U.S. venture capital firm Sierra Partners and European Directories, a print and online directory publisher…

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Should Publishers Embrace Opt-Out?

Should directory publishers embrace the concept of opt-out, the notion that some mechanism should be created that allows consumers to choose not to receive a print book? This question arose last week at the Yellow Pages Today event in Zurich,…

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YPG New Zealand's Yellow Goes Mobile

Joining the ever growing list of publishers striking deals with mobile phone companies, Yellow Pages Group New Zealand announced a deal with Vodefone to carry its content on the Vodefone Live mobile service. The service is expected to begin in…

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YPG New Zealand’s Yellow Goes Mobile

Joining the ever growing list of publishers striking deals with mobile phone companies, Yellow Pages Group New Zealand announced a deal with Vodefone to carry its content on the Vodefone Live mobile service. The service is expected to begin in…

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Strong IYP Growth Sustains PagesJaunes

France's PagesJaunes has long been the dominant player in the country's print directory market, but in recent quarters, what was a growing business now is struggling to generate positive revenue growth. Online, however, continues to be a strong suit for…

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Yellow Pages Odds n’ Ends

I've collected a number of Yellow Pages-related items over the past week or so that are worth noting. So here it goes: The Texas ad agency FKM has launched a new unit to focus on interactive Yellow Pages and related online…

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Yellow Pages Odds n' Ends

I've collected a number of Yellow Pages-related items over the past week or so that are worth noting. So here it goes: The Texas ad agency FKM has launched a new unit to focus on interactive Yellow Pages and related online…

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White Directory Rings Up Jingle for Free DA

White Directory Publishers, a division of Hearst Holdings, announced a marketing partnership with Jingle’s 1-800-FREE411 making it the first independent publisher to resell sponsorship products on the 1-800-FREE411 media channel. The deal with White Directory comes on the heels of…

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The Future of Local Search in Europe

The Kelsey Group and AMR International joined forces to hold a summit in London on the Future of Local Search in Europe. It was an invitation-only affair, which is why you probably didn’t hear about it. Not surprisingly, most of…

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