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InfoUSA pulls plug on Meritbase participation

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Omaha, Neb.—InfoUSA announced Friday it will no longer participate in list manager MeritDirect’s Meritbase business co-op database.

InfoUSA has its own cooperative database through its Edith Roman subsidiary called BRAD (Business Response Alliance Data) which contains 40 million names. Company Chairman-CEO Vin Gupta said it is no longer in the best interest of infoUSA shareholders to participate in MeritDirect’s co-op database.

—Carol Krol

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