Amazon Offers Virtual Yellow Pages

Posted on January 27, 2005

Amazon has launched a new yellow pages type of feature for their A9 search engine that allows users to virtually walk streets and see photos and video of businesses. The search feature is the latest in a trend towards video capability in search engines. Google and Yahoo have both recently launched video features. The aggresive move by Amazon is also part of the battle to gain marketshare in the potentially lucrative yellow pages or local search market. The A9 yellow pages services launches for several major cities including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, L.A., New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, Oregon with over 20 million photos available of local business like restaurants.

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