Yahoo! Signs Six Mobile Deals With Major Operators Across Asia Pacific
Yahoo! to Reach nearly 100 Million Subscribers Through these New Partnerships, Taking a Leadership Position in Mobile Search in Asia SINGAPORE, (rushprnews) June 20, 2007 — Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO), a leading global Internet company, announced today that it has signed partnership agreements with six major mobile operators across Asia, representing a combined subscriber base of nearly 100 million.
These new partnerships focus on distribution of Yahoo!’s popular mobile search service, Yahoo! oneSearch, which launched in Asia in May of this year. The six mobile operators are Globe Telecom (Philippines), Idea Cellular Limited (India), LG Telecom (Korea), Maxis Communications Berhad (Malaysia), PT Telekomunikasi Selular “Telkomsel” (Indonesia) and Taiwan Mobile (Taiwan).
These strategic partnerships demonstrate Yahoo!’s commitment to becoming number one in mobile services and establishes the company’s strong early leadership position across Asia in mobile audience reach, mobile search services and mobile monetization. By distributing Yahoo! oneS earch these six major operators will make it easier for people to search for and find better results and instant answers on their mobile devices. Yahoo! oneSearch gives consumers access to news, Web images, financial information, weather conditions, Flickr(TM) and Web and mobile Web sites, as well as makes it easy to navigate to other web sites.
“These partnerships with leading operators in Asia help extend Yahoo!’s clear leadership in the mobile space,” said David Ko, vice president and general manager, Connected Life Asia, Yahoo!. “Partners are essential to our consumer-centric mobile strategy and key relationships will continue to evolve and deliver great Internet experiences to our respective customers,” Ko added. Yahoo! oneSearch is now available in 14 countries around the world (Canada, France, Germany, Indonesia, India, Italy, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam) and will soon be available in Kor ea and Taiwan.
Yahoo! oneSearch first launched in the United States in January 2007. For information on Yahoo! oneSearch go to http://mobile.yahoo.com. About Yahoo! Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global Internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo!’s mission is to connect people to their passions, their communities and the world’s knowledge. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. SOURCE Yahoo!
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