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WorldPages/Web YP Partners With Microsoft

San Francisco-based WorldPages/WebYP Inc., an Internet white and yellow pages directory entered a strategic alliance with Microsoft's Internet Start Group that integrates the WorldPages Directory into the Microsoft Internet Search Page.

The directory will enable users of Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 3 and 4 to access a WorldPages' search for business, people, and government listings throughout the U.S. and around the world. Financial terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.

WorldPages said it provides access to 112 million U.S. and Canadian white and yellow pages listings (including mapping,) 800 numbers, 9 million e-mail addresses, 30 million URLs and links to over 200 directories worldwide.

Web YP Inc., the parent company of WorldPages is a provider of Web-based advertising for small businesses in the U.S. and Canada. The company has over 80 North American sales affiliates and 50,000 advertisers.