555-1212.com is the leading application service provider transforming
source directory data into context-relevant information. Through multi-platform
technologies and devices, we aggregate, update and present information
from disparate sources in meaningful ways. Our proprietary "Directory
Intelligence" technology optimizes and links this data, creating
the most comprehensive, accurate and accessible information for a wide
variety of users.
Named one of the top "10 Supremely Useful Web Sites" by Yahoo! Internet
Life magazine, and among the Media Metrix 500 most-frequently visited
Web sites, 555-1212.com saw traffic more than double between December
1999 and February 2001, with over one million unique visitors each
Introduced in January 1998, 555-1212.com offers businesses and consumers
the most accurate and comprehensive directory information
available. For the past 50 years, 555-1212 has been recognized throughout
the U.S. and Canada by business and residential users as the premier brand
for land-based telephone directory assistance information. However, unlike
voice-based directory assistance, 555-1212.com is free and accessible
over the Web.
The Company's products span the wired and wireless Web to include 555@Work
for large corporations; Private-Label for Web-based businesses and communities;
555@Hand for voice and wireless Internet companies and the www.555-1212.com
Web site for consumers.
555@Work, a business tool available for the corporate intranet,
allows corporations to decrease costs and increase efficiencies. This
customized, Web-based directory information service fits within existing
business processes, or enables new systems. The high-speed, highly accurate
product transparently integrates into a corporation's intranet, extranet,
or Web site, significantly improving employee efficiency and reducing
G&A expenditure by eliminating calls to voice-based directory assistance
operators. Productivity is enhanced as 555@Work streamlines processes:
internal directories as well as external directory information are integrated,
easily accessible, advertising free, and "always on".
555@Hand -- For voice and wireless Internet companies, 555-1212.com
offers 555@Hand. ISPs and ASPs, voice and mobile data carriers can license
555@Hand to decrease their time to market. 555@Hand is the "killer app"
creating traffic, stickiness, and advertising real estate for mobile Internet
companies. Wireless partners include Palm, GoAmerica and YadaYada.
Private-Label -- For Web-based businesses and communities, the Company
creates a private-label, customized product aligned with the profile and
interests of each Web site's customers. Overall, the product increases
Web sites' stickiness by enriching content with the third highest-used
application of the Internet: directory information services.
Consumer Web Site -- For individual users, the Company presents
free, accurate, local and global directory information services.
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