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DALLAS -- Verizon, the Internet's leading online directory, is now providing yellow pages services to, the Internet's largest content destination. A Verizon link is available on the homepage and directly accesses Verizon's yellow pages listings.

"This agreement with will help continue to grow the number of visitors to," said Patrick Marshall, group vice president -- marketing for Verizon Information Services. "By increasing our usage and reach, we are increasing the value for advertisers."

When users access the yellow pages service, all of's resources become available, including enhanced product and service information for millions of businesses. Users can also access MerchantMatch, a request for quote or pricing service, and My Directory, a personal directory service that users can customize with up to 30 business and residential listings.

"We are committed to providing users essential information for exploring their interests," said Mark Josephson, executive vice president of marketing and business development, About, Inc. "Easy access to Verizon is a complementary resource that provides our users access to the most current and accurate information available."

About is the Internet's largest original content destination. With more than 450 topic-specific sites, About covers every topic, from Allergies to Zoology, and everything in between. More information on the company can be found on its Web site at

About Verizon Information Services and

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, the Internet's #1 online directory and shopping resource. receives as many as 15 million visits and 9 million unique visitors a month and powers directory services on MSN, InfoSpace, Excite, Lycos, 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 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.


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