infoUSA Provides API Solution to Topix for Local Business Directory.License Agreement Adds Millions of National Business Listings to the Topix Online Community
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U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on : IUSA IUSA Indiana University Student Association ), the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases, local business listings for directories, POIs for navigation systems A GPS-based electronic system in a car or truck that provides a real time map of the vehicle's current location as well as step-by-step directions to a programmed destination. See GPS and vehicle tracking. , sales leads A sales lead is the identity of a person or entity potentially interested in purchasing a product or service, and represents the first stage of a sales process. The lead may have a corporation or business associated with the person(s). , direct marketing, and email marketing, and global information, today announced its infoUSA division's US business database of 14 million records have been licensed by Topix, the largest news community on the web, for its nationwide, local business directory.
As part of the agreement, Topix retrieves infoUSA data through a XML based XML Base is a W3C recommendation, that proposes a facility for defining base URIs for parts of XML documents.
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API (Application Programming Interface) A language and message format used by an application program to communicate with the operating system or some other control program such as a database management system (DBMS) or communications protocol. that allows searches to be performed in real time on the most current local business database available with infoUSA. Topix users can search infoUSA's local business information including restaurants, shopping, entertainment, sports, beauty, fitness and travel categories to name a few. In a typical month, infoUSA touches about 15% of business database including adding 130,000 brand news businesses and removing about 125,000 "out-of-business" records from the database, primarily as a result of phone verification of local businesses.
Vin Gupta, Chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of infoGROUP, stated, "Topix is a standout company in the online news industry and they have the ability to break information on events down to individual community level. By selecting infoUSA data, Topix customers are utilizing the most accurate business content available on the web today. infoUSA is the only company to telephone verify all businesses to provide our customers with the highest quality data available for online directory applications."
"As the local news and information hub for thousands of towns in the US, we have an opportunity to give people great information about where they live, work and travel," said Chris Tolles, CEO of Topix. "By partnering with infoUSA, we are providing citizens in every zip code zip code
System of postal-zone codes (zip stands for “zone improvement plan”) introduced in the U.S. in 1963 to improve mail delivery and exploit electronic reading and sorting capabilities. in the U.S. with access to up to date local business listings, enabling them to take full advantage of their community offerings."
infoUSA is continuously adding more content and features to its API directory assistance platform to enrich the value of information and technological offerings to Internet licensees and users. infoUSA's API is also an effective solution for live Point of Interest (POI) search in the navigation environment.
infoUSA remains a leading provider of proprietary business databases to the online directories and local search industries. For more information, please contact Jim DeRouchey, President of Database Licensing, at 402-537-7915 or email@example.com.
infoGROUP (www.infoGROUP.com) (NASDAQ: IUSA), founded in 1972, is the leading provider of business and consumer databases for sales leads & mailing lists, database marketing services, data processing data processing or information processing, operations (e.g., handling, merging, sorting, and computing) performed upon data in accordance with strictly defined procedures, such as recording and summarizing the financial transactions of a services and sales and marketing solutions. Content is the essential ingredient in every marketing program, and infoGROUP has the most comprehensive data in the industry, and is the only company to own 12 proprietary databases under one roof. The infoGROUP database powers the directory services of the top Internet traffic-generating sites. Nearly 4 million customers use infoGROUP's products and services to find new customers, grow their sales, and for other direct marketing, telemarketing telemarketing, the practice of selling goods or services to customers by means of the telephone or of surveying consumer preferences in telephone conversations. , customer analysis and credit reference purposes. infoGROUP headquarters are located at 5711 S. 86th Circle, Omaha, NE 68127 and can be contacted at (402) 593-4500. To know more about Sales Leads, click www.infoGROUP.com. To get a 72-hour free trial and 100 free sales leads, click www.salesgenie.com.
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