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Dex One To ‘Phase Out’ Business.com
« on: November 11, 2010, 05:02:48 PM »
Three years after purchasing Business.com for $345 million, Dex One (the former R.H. Donnelley) is shutting down the site, which features a business-to-business search engine and a huge repository of how-to-articles on business topics. In a statement, Dex One says the “Business.com operations are no longer viable and are not a part of our long-term plans” and it will instead focus on its other online operations, which include DexKnows.com. Various third-party metrics show traffic to Business.com has plummeted over the last year.

http://paidcontent.org/article/419-dex-one-to-phase-out-business.com/

ouch, ya spend $345 million and then shut it down?

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Re: Dex One To ‘Phase Out’ Business.com
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2010, 05:25:33 PM »
I am stunned at this.  As I understood, Business.com was doing fairly well.  I cannot believe they won't at least try to sell it...it's a valuable piece of web real estate if nothing else.  As large as it is and well linked as it is, one could make money with it...

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Re: Dex One To ‘Phase Out’ Business.com
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2010, 05:26:47 PM »
That sucks

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Re: Dex One To ‘Phase Out’ Business.com
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2010, 06:47:54 PM »
That sucks

You have paid listings there?

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Re: Dex One To ‘Phase Out’ Business.com
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2010, 09:06:11 PM »
yes

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Re: Dex One To ‘Phase Out’ Business.com
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2010, 10:03:37 PM »
so have I, when is the shutdown planned for, I only renewed the listing 2 months ago
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Re: Dex One To ‘Phase Out’ Business.com
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2010, 07:18:08 AM »
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I cannot believe they won't at least try to sell it...it's a valuable piece of web real estate if nothing else.
It appears Dex One is taking the best parts of the directory and incorporating it into their own service. Not sure what that is though.

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Re: Dex One To ‘Phase Out’ Business.com
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2010, 08:49:34 AM »
>taking the best parts of the directory and incorporating it into their own service

Damn, was just about to fire up Jobo and grab the whole thing, hehe.

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