Website provides information on more than
five million businesses in over 250 categories
(Silicon Valley, CA) October 26, 1999 –
infoUSA.com (NASDAQ: IUSAD), www.infousa.com, the leading provider of
proprietary business and consumer databases and Internet white and yellow page directory services, today announced that Dallas
based ithought.com has selected the infoUSA database for its business search service. ithought.com, the first consumer rating
website on local service businesses nationwide, has already received over 75,000 unique ratings in just one month of preview use.
ithought.com will provide additional value-added content, such as infoUSA's proprietary business credit reports. These reports
complement the consumer ratings and enable consumers to source important information for purchasing, due diligence and credit
"Using the extensive infoUSA data, we have created an upside-down yellow pages model – business listings ranked by
performance not advertising. With ithought.com, consumers can stop playing the guessing game when selecting businesses," said
Chris Bowles, chief executive officer of ithought.com. "We chose infoUSA because they provided us with the most comprehensive
information. With this data, consumers can find businesses in their neighborhood or across the country and use ithought.com to
grade or review comments on those businesses. Our early success signals the pent-up consumer demand for unbiased business
referrals; bottom line, consumers want to know who to use and who to avoid."
ithought.com, Your Neighborhood Voice, allows consumers to promote better neighborhoods by rating or commenting on
businesses nationwide for free. ithought.com provides consumers with ratings, referrals and comments by consumers. Currently,
more than five million businesses are listed in over 250 categories including: automotive repair, contractors, day care providers,
doctors, financial services, jewelers and restaurants. Businesses are ranked by value, quality, and performance, using an A thru F
grading system, and compared to others in their category by city or even zip code. Founded in January 1998, the privately held
company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
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