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Federal Judge Denies Infogroup®’s Request for Preliminary Injunction against DatabaseUSA, Infofree.com, and AtoZ Databases

Judge John Gerrard rules against Infogroup® on all counts of their request

Omaha, NE (Marketwired – April 17, 2015) – The full 33 page judgement can be read here: www.databaseusa.com/lawsuit.

On the issue of improperly acquiring information from Infogroup’s proprietary databases, Judge Gerrard said, “Information from at least some of Infogroup’s seed files has been found in other competitors’ data and on public search engines… But there must be some showing, and here there is not: to the extent that Infogroup’s motion is focused on ‘webscraping,’ such conduct is not unlawful under Nebraska law.”

Additionally, the judge also noted that “But DatabaseUSA’s evidence pokes some holes in that theory. The information in Infogroup’s database is not wholly unavailable to the world at large – to begin with, while some data may come from private sources or Infogroup’s own information-gathering, a substantial amount of the data is compiled from publicly-available sources… DatabaseUSA’s evidence also casts a substantial doubt on whether any of the individual employee defendants could have obtained the data at issue. Three of the five individual defendants were terminated by Infogroup before the November 2011 seed data was inserted into the Infogroup database. Another was not hired by DatabaseUSA until after the June 2013 audit that discovered the seed data. And none of the former Infogroup employees (with the presumable exception of Gupta, who was out the door by 2008) had the necessary access to Infogroup’s database to have perpetrated a heist.”

Also, on the issue of engaging in false advertising, Judge Gerrard stated, “Because the Court finds that DatabaseUSA’s use of the word ‘verified’ is neither literally false, nor misleading in context, and that no tendency to deceive or actual deception has been shown, the Court finds that Infogroup has not shown a likelihood of succeeding on its claim.”

On the issue of the relationship between Mr. Gupta and Infogroup having been falsely represented and confusing customers, Judge Gerrard said, “And in this case, Gupta’s identification of himself as the founder of Infogroup and its associated entities is accurate – and Gupta is entitled to accurately describe his experience in the industry when marketing his company’s products and services… Nor, the court finds, has Infogroup sufficiently demonstrated actual confusion on the part of consumers. Infogroup’s evidence of confused consumers is, again, anecdotal at best.

Finally, on the issue of the “60 Minutes” video, Judge Gerrard stated, “Infogroup also contends that the ‘60 Minutes’ references, and description of DatabaseUSA as having been creating databases ‘since 1972,’ somehow supports its false association claim. Filing 81 at 16-17. But neither the ‘60 Minutes’ excerpts, nor the slogan, make any direct reference to Infogroup.”

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About Us:

Infofree.com™ is revolutionizing the sales lead and mailing list industry by providing unlimited search, select and view of over 14 million businesses, 250 million consumers and hundreds of other specialty databases for low, flat rates. Reach new homeowners, new movers, newlyweds, new businesses and much more at www.infofree.com.

DatabaseUSA.com provides high-quality, full service database and email marketing solutions to businesses and sales professionals. With over 200 years combined experience, the company is revolutionizing the way businesses find new prospects and grow their sales. DatabaseUSA.com proudly offers a 95% accurate, triple-verified database of mailing lists, email lists, and sales leads, as well as direct mail, database enhancements, and many other marketing and sales lead services.

AtoZdatabases, powered by DatabaseUSA.com, is a leading provider of job searches, reference, and marketing databases for public libraries, academic institutions, and government agencies across the United States.


Infofree.com Sales Leads Loved by Mortgage Broker

Infofree.com has received a positive review suggesting its mortgage leads are superior to those of competitor companies.

San Mateo, CA (October 9, 2014) – Infofree.com, the premier provider of sales leads and mailing lists, has received an outstanding review and recommendation from Tim Kepler, a Mortgage Advisor for Landmark Mortgage Group.

Kepler has been using Infofree.com’s sales leads since 2012. He continues to use the service for the great value and quantity of mortgage sales leads he’s found. Kepler has found the mortgage leads he needs to utilize a variety of marketing tools to grow his mortgage banking firm.

Kepler endorses Infofree.com’ sales leads at the affordable rate of only $49.95 per month. While he has used other systems in the past, he has found a better value, at only $49.95 per month, in his Infofree.com subscription.

“I have found that the value and the information and the ease of search with infofree was superior to other companies and other firms that I’ve worked with,” Kepler said of the tool.

Landmark Mortgage Group is a multi-purpose financial institution on the west coast. The mortgage banking firm focuses on providing mortgage financing for purpose and refinancing residential real estate. To learn more go to www.lmglending.com.

Kepler and his associates can find value in mortgage and real estate leads, as well as other sales leads and database lists from Infofree.com.

Infofree.com is a subscription-based service providing sales leads, mailing lists, business credit reports, background/criminal searches and a fee contact manager, CRM101. To access this quality information go to www.infofree.com.

About Us: Infofree.com™ is revolutionizing the sales lead and mailing list industry by providing search, select and view of over 15 million business records, 250 million consumers and hundreds of other specialty databases for a low, flat price. Reach new homeowners, new movers, newlyweds, new businesses and much more!


Vin Gupta’s InfoFree.com Reinvents CRM and Lead Gen Tools For Small Business

A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape:  Vinod Gupta, Founder and CEO, InfoFree.com…

The content of this article was published on Forbes.com on January 8, 2014. You can read the original article here.

Legendary pioneer of database marketing and lead generation services, Vinod “Vin” Gupta is at it again.  After creating his first start-up, InfoUSA, in 1972, taking it public in 1993 and then selling it in 2010, he’s out to disrupt the lead generation business once again with the introduction of InfoFree.com.

Launched in 2011 with no outside funding, Gupta’s InfoFree is a user friendly and inexpensive online resource that allows sales people and small sized businesses to market to their most relevant audiences by providing unlimited sales leads, mailing lists, business credit reports, e-mail lists, and other relevant databases that connect through a simple, but powerful CRM package for just $49.95 a month. InfoFree now has over 10,000 subscribers and 100,000 users through its freemium model.

“We built our CRM service ourselves.  Our customers find CRM packages like Salesforce.com too complicated for their needs.  I call it ‘CRM for Dummies’ with 3-4 simple but powerful functions.  90% of our customers didn’t use a CRM, so we asked them what they needed. We want to reach the least common denominator to develop the largest possible market.  There are five million small businesses and 20 million sales people, that’s the size of the market we are going after.

We’re a self-service subscription model based in the Cloud,” says Gupta. “I remember meeting Marc Benioff at the Aspen Institute 10 years ago.  He was telling me how he was going to revolutionize the CRM business and how he was changing the enterprise software model from licensing to recurring subscription revenue.  It stuck with me,” continues Gupta.

Having risen to success, he lost all independence in the running of his business and faced both shareholder law suits and an SEC investigation, following which he sold InfoUSA in 2010. He plans to keep InfoFree private.  “It’s run like a family company, which is the way I prefer it now.  I’m no longer a prisoner to managing a board or investors.  I spend my time helping customers. I just love being an entrepreneur. If you have a good product, at a great price and you’re proud of it–you just tell the truth.  It’s not a hard sell. My goal is to have one million users paying $49.95 a month,” continues Gupta.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in agriculture engineering IIT Kharagpur, Gupta immigrated to the United States to seek his higher education. He earned both a master’s in engineering and a master’s in business administration from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.  He built his start-up in the ’70’s after arriving in the US with nothing more than $58 in his pocket. He grew a database business from his garage with 4,800 yellow pages books and turned it into a multi-million dollar, NASDAQ-listed corporation. “The first time I was compiling Yellow Pages.  I said I was creating a list.  I didn’t know at the time that I was an entrepreneur,” says Gupta.

His first created “sales list” sent 5,000 pages of Yellow Pages contact information via a WATTS line. He then decided to sell the list to others.  His first year in sales were $44,000 with a profit of over $22,000.  “I thought I was a millionaire,” says Gupta.  Thus was born the idea for InfoUSA. Over the years, Gupta grew the company from a stack of Yellow Pages in his garage, acquired 45 companies, and took the company public in 1993.

One might think time and great success would slow the irrepressible serial entrepreneur. At 67 years old, Gupta has done and seen it all, yet he remains a man in perpetual motion. “I’m one month older than my friend Bill Clinton,” says Gupta, who like the former President, continues to work and devote time and money to philanthropic activities. He is active in a number of charities, sits on the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC and endows a number of schools in his native India. He set up a business and law school at his alma mater—I.I.T. Kharagpur—by donating $8 million of his own money.

“Work keeps me happy.  My dad said never stopped working.  He’s 95 and is still working.  To me, work is a holiday compared to growing up in a village in India, with no running water, no toilet and working for $40 a month. Just like my friend Warren Buffet says, ‘I tap dance to work every day’,” concludes Gupta.

Bruce H. Rogers is the co-author of the recently published book Profitable Brilliance: How Professional Service Firms Become Thought Leaders now available on Amazon http://amzn.to/OETmMz

 


Cell Phone Numbers to be Added to Infofree.com Databases

150 Million Cell Phone Numbers to be Appended to Infofree.com Databases

San Mateo, CA (November 30, 2012) – Infofree.com, the leading provider of unlimited sales leads and mailing lists for the low, flat price of only $49.95 per month, is excited to announce that it will soon be adding 150 million much-anticipated cell phone numbers to its consumer database.

The presence of cell phones in the U.S. has climbed steadily in the past ten years, rendering landlines all but obsolete and changing the way that marketers reach out to their prospects. In fact, more than one-quarter of Americans do not own a home phone at all, making these customers even more difficult to reach. To stay ahead of the competitive marketing environment, small businesses and sales people should take advantage of these cell phone sales leads.

“Cell phones are quickly becoming the only way to contact your prospects. Now Infofree.com customers can access 150 million cell phone numbers alongside the rest of their sales leads for the same great price of only $49.95 per month,” says Vin Gupta, Founder of Infofree.com.

In the coming months, Infofree.com will be appending its cell phone file of 150 million numbers to its consumer database of over 225 million individuals. Also in the works are enhanced mapping functionalities and a customer contact manager.

To try Infofree, visit http://www.infofree.com or call 877-448-0101 for more information.

About Us: Infofree.com™ is revolutionizing the sales lead and mailing list industry by providing unlimited search, view, and download of over 12 million business records, 200 million consumers, and hundreds of other specialty databases for the low, flat price of only $49.95 per month. Reach new homeowners, new movers, newlyweds, new businesses, and more!

The Infofree.com content is compatible with the following platforms: Oracle CRM, Salesforce CRM, Microsoft CRM, Nutshell CRM, Goldmine CRM, Sage ACT! CRM, Highrise CRM, Zoho CRM, NetSuite CRM, SAP CRM, Constant Contact, RightNow Technologies, Responsys, Vertical Response, and Dun & Bradstreet.


SellingPower® Magazine Reviews infofree Sales Leads & Mailing Lists

 

(San Mateo, CA)- infofree™, a leading provider of Unlimited Sales Leads, Mailing Lists, Business Credit Profiles and Email Lists for $49.95 per month, will be featured in the January issue of SellingPower® Magazine. In a section titled ‘A New Lead Deal’, the article highlights how the infofree product is beneficial to all sizes of businesses as well as the individual salesperson and entrepreneur.

With no long-term commitment and a competitive price-point, infofree’s customers can select from over 50 databases, including business, consumer and specialty; allowing them to customize their marketing pieces to a specific target audience – all for only $49.95 per month.

SellingPower also focuses on the success of some of the customers who have already lined up to use the product. Scott Richmann, Farmers Insurance Group district manager, and his agents switched from Salesgenie.com when their price became an issue. “I reviewed infofree.com and it looked like a good alternative. When we pulled some lists for cold calls, we actually found them to be good. People were answering the phone. We didn’t get a lot of disconnected numbers. We definitely got good feeback from our agents.”

“Sales leads are the lifeblood of any business – especially in this recession,” said Vinod Gupta, founder of infofree™. “For only $49.95 per month for unlimited sales leads, large and small businesses to get targeted sales leads in seconds for a very low price.”
Reginald’s story, and the success stories of other infofree customers, can be found on infofree’s blog.

infofree™ will be available for iPhones, iPads and other devices coming soon

“There are many new features we will be adding to make infofree the finest sales leads tool in the business. For only $49.95 per month, they can get all the sales leads they need. No annual contract necessary. For a limited time, we are offering a special price of $42.95 per month,” said Gupta.

Special Offer
Only $42.95 per month for Unlimited Sales Leads, Mailing Lists, Business Credit Reports and Email lists. Visit infofree.com and use Promo Code PR20.

About Us
For $49.95 per month, the service provides unlimited search and download of sales leads and mailing lists, as well as, unlimited view and print of business credit profiles and email lists of 12 million businesses, 200 million consumers and homeowners, and hundreds of other unique databases. Reach new homeowners, new movers, newlyweds, recently divorced, and new businesses with real time downloading and unlimited search.

The infofree™ content is compatible with the following platforms: Oracle CRM, Salesforce CRM, Microsoft CRM, Nutshell CRM, Goldmine CRM, Sage ACT! CRM, Highrise CRM, Zoho CRM, NetSuite CRM, SAP CRM, Constant Contact, RightNow Technologies, Responsys, Vertical Response and Dunn & Bradstreet.

For more information, visit www.infofree.com or contact Maureen at 1-877-448-0101 or maureen@infofree.com.