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Idearc Inc., home to Superpages.com and publisher of the Verizon Yellow Pages, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Switchboard.com and other online directory assets from InfoSpace Inc. for $225 million.
Idearc to Acquire Switchboard.com From InfoSpace for $225 Million [home.businesswire.com]
Celebrity search? "Free XYZ" or games search? Idol search? I'm sure the B2B and B2C "directory" players don't suffer for wont of that attention. They may yet reclaim the search space as they finally do, in 2007+, what they should have been doing in 1999/2000.
Better late than never. :)