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April 27, 2005

The 4-1-1 On Search

I didn't realize 4-1-1 service generated that much income for the phone companies.

Before there was the web, Yahoo or Google, the only search available to the masses was 411. Enough, to inspire colloquialism, “have you done a 411 on so and so?” Well, that boring old search is still generating more dollars than all search companies. In 2010, it is going to be a $11.4 billion business, up 42% from 2005. Makes you wonder, what people are doing with all the free information available on the web. U.S. consumers call 411 an average of 35 times per year, which translates to 6.5 billion directory assistance phone number look-ups,...

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Posted on April 27, 2005 01:24 PM by sbc432.
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