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Friday, February 09, 2007

Murdoch and Google inked a deal to compete against Teltra’s Sensis yellow pages offering - more evidence of the competitive initiatives of Web properties against Telecom.

The move by the two media powerhouses highlights the increased level of competition Sensis will face online and in mobile advertising, compared to the near monopoly it has enjoyed in print

-The Australian

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by Adena Schutzberg on 02/09 at 10:23 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

First off, the trial is set for today.

Second, Matteo Luccio reports at GIS Monitor that “The Government has indicated an interest in a settlement conference, and it is currently being negotiated.” The odd thing is a settlement conference (which is just what is sounds like it means) is done before the trial. I wonder when the U.S. decided to try that strategy? MAPPS has been documenting this entire process in great detail on this page. The page hasn’t been updated since 1/30/07 and I suspect that’s due to efforts related to the trial.

Third, we’ve received a statement from URISA on the suit. It reflects the position of the Board of Directors. It’s been added to this article which includes other organizations’ responses.

by Adena Schutzberg on 02/09 at 09:07 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

WebProNews reports on sightings of physical window stickers in UK businesses that state: “We’re famous, find us on Google Maps” complete with the colored Google test and the upside down red drop used as a marker symbol (image). No confirmation they are “official” Google Maps ads, but it’s certainly clever marketing!

by Adena Schutzberg on 02/09 at 08:08 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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