Terra Lycos Selects Verizon's SuperPages.com en Español as Yellow Pages Provider for Terra.com
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DALLAS - Terra.com, the U.S. Hispanic portal of the Terra Lycos global network, is providing its users with comprehensive yellow pages services from SuperPages.com en Español ( www.superpages.com/espanol). Created by Verizon Information Services, the world's leading directory publisher, SuperPages.com en Español is the only national, Spanish-language yellow pages and online directory for Hispanic American Internet users.
"By teaming with Terra.com, we provide directory services to a growing segment of Internet users in the language they prefer," said Patrick Marshall, group vice president - marketing for Verizon Information Services. "In addition to benefiting consumers, our alliance with Terra.com broadens the value for our advertisers targeting the Hispanic market."
From the Terra.com homepage, users can execute yellow pages (Paginas Amarillas) searches for businesses and resources. In addition, Terra.com users in the U.S can access SuperPages.com en Español's many other features, including PeoplePages (Páginas de Personas) to search for people and SuperTopics (SuperSecciones) for Hispanic-relevant content and links to merchants providing related goods and services.
"We continually strive to bring our users the best and latest Internet resources they need," said Manuel Bellod, CEO, Terra.com. "We are confident that our users will be pleased with the invaluable yellow pages content they can now access from SuperPages.com en Español."
Verizon launched SuperPages.com en Español in fall 2001 and produces the largest number of Hispanic directories in the U.S. Nearly 50 bilingual directories in California, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Texas are scheduled to be in circulation by the end of 2002.
Terra Lycos is a global Internet group with a presence in 43 countries in 20 languages, reaching 115 million unique users per month around the world. The group, which is the result of Terra Networks S.A.'s acquisition of Lycos, Inc. in October 2000, operates some of the most popular Web sites in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America, and is the largest access provider in Spain and Latin America. The Terra Lycos network of sites includes Terra in 17 countries, Lycos in 26 countries, Angelfire.com, Atrea.com, Azeler.es, Bumeran.com, Direcciona.es, Educaterra.com, Emplaza.com, Gamesville.com, HotBot.com, Ifigenia.com, Invertia.com, Lycos Zone, Maptel.com, Matchmaker.com, Quote.com, RagingBull.com, Rumbo.com, Tripod.com, Uno-e.com and Wired News (Wired.com), and others.
With headquarters in Barcelona and operating centers in Madrid, Boston and elsewhere, Terra Lycos is traded on the Madrid stock exchange (TRR) and the NASDAQ electronic market (TRLY). For more information, please visit our corporate Web site at http://www.terralycos.com.
(c)2002 Lycos, Inc. Lycos(r) is a registered trademark of Carnegie Mellon University. All other product or service marks mentioned herein are those of Terra Networks, S.A., Lycos, Inc. or their respective owners. All rights reserved.
Verizon Information Services and SuperPages.com
Verizon Information Services is the world's leading print and online directory publisher, a content provider for communications products and services, and the largest publisher of Hispanic directories in the U.S. With operations in 14 countries and annual revenues of more than $4.3 billion, Verizon Information Services publishes more than 1,200 U.S. Verizon SuperPages directories and nearly 400 international directories with a total circulation of approximately 150 million copies worldwide.
Based in the Dallas area, Verizon Information Services produces and markets SuperPages.com, the Internet's #1 online directory and shopping resource. SuperPages.com receives as many as 14 million visits and 9 million unique visitors a month and powers directory services on MSN, InfoSpace, AltaVista, Excite, Lycos, Univision, Ask Jeeves, HotBot, BigFoot, Tripod and Angelfire as well as more than 2,500 affiliate Web sites.
The company supports computer literacy with philanthropic programs and through the Enlighten Me and Internet Learning Tutor sites on SuperPages.com. Enlighten Me is a fun site where children and their caregivers go to read, learn and explore. The Internet Learning Tutor is specifically designed for adults who are just learning their way around the Internet.
Verizon Information Services is a unit of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), one of the world's leading providers of communications services. Through its signature Verizon Reads program and the Verizon Literacy Network, Verizon is leading the fight to increase U.S. literacy levels by creating community and corporate awareness, raising funds, encouraging collaboration among literacy providers and engaging employees in supporting literacy programs.