Indian business directory

Ben came across an indian business directory site just today, which is really neat. It looks great and works well (in fact I think we have a few things to learn from them on layouts and design). I just can’t get over this feeling that

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How is The Brownbook different?

There are plenty of yellow pages, phone book and business directory web sites around the world, most of which have online offerings eg Yell, Sensis, Superpages… They all have a model where they employ a very expensive sales force, an expensive production process and produce a fat telephone directory. Understandably they try to protect the revenue they earn from the printed directory they produce as typically they make a handsom profit margin. They are the gorillas in the market and as the internet revolution has not yet shown them a way to earn equivalent margins they seem to be very half hearted

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Well, here we are

Well, hello, and here we are. After almost 9 months in development The Brownbook is live beta stage. We’ll be telling a few close people about it over the next few days, just to get some early feedback so we can make

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What the hell is The Brownbook?

We built Brownbook because we believe that peer-production has the potential to trump centralized production every time. The business directory industry (most people call it ‘yellow pages’, though

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