Verizon Information Services to Provide Yellow Pages and White Pages Services to Excite
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DALLAS - Verizon Information Services, the world's largest directory company, today announced a relationship with Excite@Home (Nasdaq: ATHM), the leader in broadband, to be the provider of yellow and white pages services for all of Excite@Home's Web properties.
With this agreement, SuperPages.com, a leading online directory and shopping resource, powers Excite Yellow Pages (http://yellowpages.excite.com) and Excite PeopleFinder (http://peoplefinder.excite.com).
Excite Yellow Pages allows users of the Excite Network to perform a variety of searches on Verizon's over 13 million nationwide business listings. Users can search for business information using any combination of business name, city, state, zip and telephone number, allowing them to find exactly what they're looking for.
Excite's new PeopleFinder offers a nationwide search for people, and allows reverse look-ups by telephone number as well as maps and driving directions. Users of both Yellow Pages and PeopleFinder will be able to save and update business and people listings in a personal address book, allowing frequently used numbers to be easily and readily accessible.
"Offering Yellow Pages and PeopleFinder is part of an overall strategy to provide the best online tools and services for our users," said Michele Turner, senior vice president, Excite Network for Excite@Home. "The Yellow Pages and PeopleFinder solutions offers customers the convenience of accessing business and residential information online and allows them to save their information in personal address books."
"With Excite@Home being one of the top five portals in the nation, SuperPages.com will be able to increase its already substantial online directory usage," said Patrick Marshall, group vice president - marketing, Verizon Information Services. "Offering SuperPages.com functionality through Excite's online services means increased traffic, greater visibility and enhanced value for our advertisers."
Verizon Information Services
Verizon Information Services is a world leading print and online directory publisher and a content provider for communications products and services. The largest directory publisher in the world, Verizon Information Services has annual revenues of more than $4.1 billion and employs more than 11,000 people.
Verizon Information Services provides sales, publishing and other related services for nearly 2,300 directory titles in 48 states and the District of Columbia and 17 countries outside the U.S. This includes more than 1,600 Verizon directory titles with a total circulation of approximately 110 million copies in the U.S. and 37 million copies internationally.
Verizon Information Services also produces and markets SuperPages.com, the Internet's preeminent online directory and shopping resource. SuperPages.com has received up to 7.7 million visits and 3.4 million unique visitors per month, and is the exclusive Yellow Pages provider on Excite, Lycos, AOL Service, AOL.com, Digital City, HotBot, and BigFoot.
Based in the Dallas area, Verizon Information Services is a unit of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), which was formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE. Verizon is one of the world's leading providers of communications services. For more information on Verizon, visit www.verizon.com.
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