Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 
13120 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1535


  Reply # 710984 2-Nov-2012 14:12
Send private message

Do yellow pages still have a free pickup service for the old books?

Maybe they should stop delivering them, and people who do still want them should have to go to the post office to pick them up. But it is probably is some old outdated legislation that they have to keep delivering them.

20190 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3784

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 711108 2-Nov-2012 19:40
Send private message

They want to have high circulation numbers to justify the costs. If they stop printing and giving them away then they cant say they have millions of readers of them.

Printing and distributing cant cost them that much, hell they could probably use a courier to deliver them and still make money since its 1000's to get something tiny in that book.




Richard rich.ms

 
 
 
 


2563 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 368


  Reply # 711202 3-Nov-2012 00:31
Send private message

freitasm:

An update: Localist ditching the print part of it, going 100% digital (or as I think, yet another app company): 

"Blair Glubb, Localist’s chief executive, says the service essentially launched as a review platform, but the strategic shift to a sole consumer focus on IOS and Android mobile apps centred around great things to do, eat and buy in your area"


I'm still trying to figure out what Localist is actually all about and I some how suspect even Localist is trying to figure out what they're about too.

Their last iteration seems they're trying to invent a kiwi version of Foursquare. https://foursquare.com/

As for Yellow, I'm not sure I'd like to be a sales rep for them either, seems to be a rapidly shrinking market.




Jolla C
Nokia N1
Nokia N9
Nokia E7
HP Touchpad
Dell Inspiron 14z i5


2915 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 414

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 711547 3-Nov-2012 22:48
Send private message

richms: They want to have high circulation numbers to justify the costs. If they stop printing and giving them away then they cant say they have millions of readers of them.

Printing and distributing cant cost them that much, hell they could probably use a courier to deliver them and still make money since its 1000's to get something tiny in that book.


I work for a health board, and our last invoice for getting our entry in the white pages was $47,000.

They could probably bloody helicopter drop them and still make a profit.

13120 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1535


  Reply # 711548 3-Nov-2012 22:50
Send private message

Technofreak:As for Yellow, I'm not sure I'd like to be a sales rep for them either, seems to be a rapidly shrinking market.


They seem to be doing web design now, as well as reselling google adwords.

2563 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 368


  Reply # 711643 4-Nov-2012 10:16
Send private message

mattwnz:

They seem to be doing web design now.


Yellow, not doing a particularly good job of that either from from I've heard, and seen.




Jolla C
Nokia N1
Nokia N9
Nokia E7
HP Touchpad
Dell Inspiron 14z i5


2074 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 327


  Reply # 711666 4-Nov-2012 10:59
Send private message

Ironically I had a bit of an app cleanup on my phone and localist was one that got deleted, of the few times I used the app it failed to impress, I think google does as good or better job

1 | 2 | 3 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Chow brothers plan to invest NZ$100 million in technology
Posted 24-Sep-2017 16:24


Symantec protects data everywhere with Information Centric Security
Posted 21-Sep-2017 15:33


FUJIFILM introduces X-E3 mirrorless camera with wireless connectivity
Posted 18-Sep-2017 13:53


Vodafone announces new plans with bigger data bundles
Posted 15-Sep-2017 10:51


Skinny launches phone with support for te reo Maori
Posted 14-Sep-2017 08:39


If Vodafone dropping mail worries you, you’re doing online wrong
Posted 11-Sep-2017 13:54


Vodafone New Zealand deploy live 400 gigabit system
Posted 11-Sep-2017 11:07


OPPO camera phones now available at PB Tech
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:56


Norton Wi-Fi Privacy — Easy, flawed VPN
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:48


Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad A Series
Posted 8-Sep-2017 14:37


Huawei passes Apple for the first time to capture the second spot globally
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:45


Vodafone initiative enhances te reo Maori pronunciation on Google Maps
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:40


Voyager Internet expand local internet phone services company with Conversant acquisition
Posted 6-Sep-2017 18:27


NOW Expands in to Tauranga
Posted 5-Sep-2017 18:16


Windows 10 Fall Creators Update coming Oct. 17
Posted 4-Sep-2017 14:10



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.