Alliance roundup… – includes various corporate information – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included
InfoSpace Inc. has expanded and extended its relationship with the Walt Disney Internet Group. InfoSpace will provide merchant and consumer wireline services, including applications and services such as yellow pages, white pages and classifieds, to several of the Web sites and services that the Walt Disney Internet Group manages, including ABCNEWS.com and Family.com. InfoSpace originally signed a narrowband agreement with Infoseek and the GO Network in 1999. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
RBOC yellow pages billings “on schedule” with 2000 numbers
RBOC yellow pages billing estimates top $3.6 billion, compared to $3.2 billion for the first six months of 2001, an increase of 12.5% over the first six months of 2000.
The month’s largest release in terms of billings was BellSouth’s Greater New Orleans yellow pages directory, down 2.0% in volume at 1,294 pages, but still bringing in almost $40 million in estimated revenues.
The largest release in terms of volume was Pacific Bell’s Orange County Central Consumer book, which weighed in at 1,458 pages, up 0.6%
from last year’s edition and with estimated billings at almost $14 million. Among other large releases, Verizon’s Clearwater, FL yellow pages directory, which is in direct competition with McLeodUSA Publishing, was down 2.6% to 1,299 yellow pages, bringing in more than $12 million in revenues, and Ameritech’s Canton, OH directory was up 6.9% to 800 yellow pages and almost $10 million in revenues.
Verizon led the RBOC publishers in June billings, with revenues estimated at almost $240 million for the month followed by BellSouth at $142 million, Pacific Bell at $121 million. Verizon also leads the RBOCs in billings for the first six months of the year, with revenues estimated at more than $1.1 billion, or 30.2% of the total RBOC revenue pool for the first half of 2001.
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