History

1896

Creation of Office d’Annonces (ODA), which sells advertising space in the written press on behalf of the Havas advertising agency

1946

French Ministry of Post and Telecommunications appoints ODA as advertising representative for French directories

1981

First experiments with Minitel. From 1985, the advertising sold by ODA in the electronic directory supports its free distribution to French homes

1995

Creation of mappy.com

1996

Advertisers take first steps onto the Internet thanks to ODA, which provides them with their first sites

1997

Creation of pagesjaunes.fr, operating under the name of "Les Pages Zoom"

1998

Havas sells its stake in ODA to France Télécom

1999

Creation of the direct marketing subsidiary, Wanadoo Data, which will become PagesJaunes Marketing Services in 2006

2000

ODA is renamed PagesJaunes

2000

First pagesjaunes.fr application on mobile phones

2001

QDQMedia, acquired in 1997 by the Group, creates the Internet site QDQ.com

2004

PagesJaunes Groupe floated on the stock market

2005

pagesjaunes.fr launches revolutionary aerial photograph service, which will cover the whole of France in 2006

2006

A first in France: PagesJaunes launches the prototype of Paris and Rennes in 3D

2006

France Télécom sells its 54% stake in PagesJaunes Groupe to KKR/Goldman Sachs

2007

Launch of the online small ads service annoncesjaunes.fr

2008

Creation of 118008, the first free directory enquiry service by SMS text message

2009

PagesJaunes becomes the first French provider to exceed one million downloads for the iPhone

2009

Installation of Decaux interactive terminals at French airports, providing access to pagesjaunes.fr and mappy.com

2009

PagesJaunes, now the biggest website developer in France, launches the Internet Visibility Pack for businesses

2009

World first: pagesjaunes.fr launches the "vue du ciel" service, providing views of Paris and the surrounding area with unrivalled precision

2010


Acquisition of Keltravo, one of the leaders in online quotations in the household jobs sector

2010

Pagesjaunes.fr opens its content to contributions from Internet users, who can give their opinions on the businesses on the site
 

2010

Acquisition of 123people, the world leader in real-time people search on the Internet

2011

PagesJaunes gets a new identity to show position in digital local communication

2011

Acquisition of A Vendre A Louer, classified ads website for real estate professionals and estate agencies

2011

PagesJaunes gets a new identity to show position in digital local communication

2011

Acquisition of ClicRDV, leader in online appointment booking solutions

2011

Acquisition of Fine Media, publisher of Ooreka.com

2011

Launch of eco-responsible information on pagesjaunes.fr

2011

Launch of Mappy GPS Free, free application on iPhone and Android

2011

Acquisition of 49% stake in Leadformance, leader in branded network sites

2011

PagesJaunes launches Business Center, website dedicated to its advertisers

2012

Launch of 123pages, an international online service to find companies and services

2012

Launch of ZoomOn, first online local media

2012

In Bordeaux, Mappy starts project of collection of indoor shop views

2012

Launch of Rest' Oh! Research application for restaurants

2013

Acquisition of Chronoresto, major actor in the delivery and take-away market

2013

PagesJaunes Groupe becomes Solocal Group to claim its leadership in local, digital and mobile communication

2014

Solocal Group opens a subsidiary in London

2015

PagesJaunes launches PagesJaunesDoc, an online appointment system dedicated to health-care professionals

2015

Evolution of pagesjaunes.fr enhancing its main features: reviews, schedules, shopping tips, booking, appointment system

2015

PagesJaunes becomes a major local content provider for Apple