Google has about 65% of the internet search volume currently, followed by Yahoo! at 15% and Bing at around 9%. Print directories have declined in usage by over 50% in the last 7 years. Consider that the local search “s-curve” began in the late 1990’s. Phone books started getting impacted by internet usage before 2003. The biggest problem with the phone book business was fragmentation or too many options. It took many years for yellow pages companies to experience real competition in small business advertising. The fragmentation that impacted print yellowpages happened much sooner for the internet, and Google quickly put distance on competitors, something telco-based (or spin-off) yellow pages publishers have not been able to do. They are all the same. (Even the SuperGimmick that Superpages copied from ServiceMagic.com was too late.) They are a team of horses pulling in the opposite direction. The yellow page industry has very little direction. Day late and a buck short, if you ask me. Maybe the horses might consider getting back on the same team?
Simply amazing feat. I have always wondered if this is possible! I remember the matchbox toys as a kid!
I love fast cars.
I love the GM LS1 Engine Series and Platform
My wife was stoked the day she found out her 4 DOOR 425hp Charger SRT-8 was faster than my (Mother’s former) Magnetic Red Metallic 2004 Corvette C5. Still doesn’t come close to my 2000 Pontiac Trans Am WS6. It has run a best of 6.19 @ 110 in the 8th mile at Texas Raceway in Kennedale Tx on 680rwhp. It made a best of 730rwhp on 200 shot nitrous pills at Real Performance Motorsports in Lewisville Tx. ” DFW’s Fastest Late Model Speed Shop” on nitrous and 460rwhp with an all-motor tune. I have had the car for about 3 years now. It is a blast to drive. I have been “optimizing” it as a true enthusiast.
408ci LQ9 (Escalade) LS1 Iron Block
4.00 Eagle Crankshaft
LS3 / L92 Heads
RPM Custom 236/248 Camshaft
GMPP Carb Intake modified by Aaron @ IntakeElbows.com
60lb per hr Fuel Injectors
NX Gemini Nitrous Plate (200-400hp)
TH400 A3 GM transmission
Vigilante 3600 stall Nitrous Converter
9 inch Moser (Ford) rearend w/ 3.89 gear (full spool)
I will be at Texas Raceway tomorrow for the Fall Cruise. See you there!
Updated videos from the cruise….