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UpMyStreet 'Rescued'

15 May 2003

UpMyStreet, an interactive local information provider deeply involved in several pioneering eGovernment projects, has been saved from closure after going into administration last month, the Guardian newspaper reports today.

The company has found a buyer in the form of uSwitch, which provides an online utility comparision service.

According to the Guardian, uSwitch may cut back on UpMyStreet's work in the areas of digital television and local government, although it is stressed that decisions have not yet been made.

UpMyStreet recently branched out into digital television and l
aunched a free service which gave every UK local authority a presence on the platform and offered users direct communication with their council. Last year the company was involved in a Government Pathfinder project to provide a multi-agency information portal covering council services for residents in Somerset.

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