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Dex One to shutter Business.com

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Cary, N.C.—Yellow Pages provider Dex One Corp. has announced its plans to “phase out” Business.com, a business search engine. Dex One said it will continue to manage the Business.com site and support customers during a transition.

“Three years ago, Dex One required an infusion of talent and technology assets to support the expansion of its digital portfolio. The purchase of Business.com enabled Dex One to build the DexKnows.com local search platform, create the DexNet distributed ad network and develop a robust account and content management system,” Dex One CEO Alfred Mockett said in a statement. “While the acquisition delivered on a number of fronts, the Business.com operations are no longer viable and are not a part of our long-term plans.”

Dex One was formerly known as R.H. Donnelley Inc., which emerged from bankruptcy protection earlier this year.

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