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Local Search Expert Describes UBL As Being Closest To The Concept Of An Open Database

13. September 2010

Chris Silver Smith, a leading local search expert, says UBL's " is closer in overall temperament and business model to the concept of an open database". His comments came in a landmark article on the future of business data on Search Engine Land entitled "Who Will Own Local Data? Search Engines, Yellow Pages, Aggegators Or Social Media?" He noted "Increased demand for local data, and with technologists who recognize a need for an authoritative local information database, suggest that we’ll soon see a landgrab for ownership of local data. " See the full article at http://searchengineland.com/who-will-own-local-data-search-engines-yellow-pages-aggegators-or-social-media-50258