Yellow Pages

  • Our Marketplace Obsession And Bubble Crunch Network

    Our Marketplace Obsession And Bubble

    Service marketplaces have recently become Silicon Valley darlings. The marketplace model has been a popular way for VCs to efficiently tap into the local economies at scale, specifically the $800 billion home services space. It’s a model that dates back to the initial concept of Yellow Pages in 1883. And it makes sense — giving homeowners a convenient way to find local… Read More

  • Yellow Pages Teams Up With Foursquare For "Venue Harmonization Project"

    Canada’s Yellow Pages Group has inked a deal with NYC location-based social networking startup Foursquare in a move to participate in the latter’s “venue harmonization project”, an effort to improve the accuracy of business locations in the Foursquare database. Foursquare breaks out venues into a dedicated API to help developers with their own location-based apps. As… Read More

  • Tupalo closes second round funding and goes mobile

    Tupalo.com, a Vienna based social yellow pages Startup, and a european competitor to Qype, has raised an undiclosed second round from Austria’s leading yellow pages publisher Herold.at. Herold took a 24% stake in Tupalo back in 2009, and since then provided the startup with business listing’s data from Austria. The new funding is primarly going to be used for creating premium… Read More

  • Wiki-style business directory Brownbook hits 34 million listings

    [UK] Brownbook, the business directory, has integrated seed data for nearly 4 million businesses for several countries to fill up their pages and grow the site’s index to 34 million listings. A move that is clearly an investment on their part to reach new countries and increase activity where they already have coverage. Brownbook’s approach is quite different from many well known… Read More

  • Yellow Pages Group Strengthens Foothold In Canada Through Acquisitions

    Canadian performance marketing solutions company Yellow Pages Group (YPG) this morning announced that it has come to an agreement with rival 411 Local Search Corp, under which terms YPG will purchase the 411.ca brand and domain names and acquire an ownership interest in the company to boot. Simultaneously, the company announced that it has acquired Clear Sky Media, owner of a number of… Read More

  • AT&T's YellowPages Paid $3.85 Million In Cash For YP.com

    AT&T’s YellowPages subsidiary purchased the two-letter domain name YP.com (now redirects to yellowpages.com) last month from the company LiveDeal (formerly YP Corp.). A SEC filing has now revealed that YellowPages acquired the domain name for a cool $3,850,000 in cash payment. That’s a lot of money for an admittedly valuable domain name, especially during this economic downturn. Read More