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
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
All of us in western countries are used to having business directories at our fingertips, but in some world regions thats just not the case. Why is this?
Well, in developed regions there has long been an economic incentive for one
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
BrownBook is currently recruiting for a superstar startup CFO.
We have a killer idea, a killer busines plan, the software is developed and its
We on the lookout for a smart, edgy and switched-on Facebook Platform/API developer. Can you work with us to develop the BrownBook Facebook app?
Do you have what it takes to work to tight deadlines and create a fantastic
Do you have experience of developing mobile user interfaces for web apps? Do you know the technology, plus understand what works well for
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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