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Canpages turns Yellow for C$225 million

Canada's largest directory publisher, Yellow Media Inc., has bought its most significant competitor for C$225 million. Vancouver-based Canpages receives $75 million in cash and $150 million in promissory notes, which can be exchanged for shares in Yellow Media,...

Kijiji Canada charging ahead, Wheels uses print advantage

The competitive balance in Canada's online auto vertical continues to shift. Kijiji Autos -- which has by far the most private-party listings but is far behind AutoTrader.ca in dealer inventory -- has begun charging dealers for listings. Rates per vehicle for a 31-day...

Torstar, Aspers part of Canwest auction, says G&M (updated)

Update March 13: The Globe and Mail reports that Torstar Corporation, publisher of Canada's largest newspaper The Toronto Star, is one of the bidders for Canwest newspapers. (Torstar owns 20 percent of Black Press, previously identified as a potential buyer.) Also...

YPG goes shopping, ramps up search

A busy week for Canada's Yellow Pages Group: It announced Monday the acquisition of two dot-com companies. Clear Sky Media Inc. runs the high-profile RedFlagDeals.com, a "provider of online promo This article is locked. Please email info@aimgroup.com for more...