Yahoo signs deals with 6 Asian mobile firms

Posted: June 21, 2007 in Tech

Yahoo! announced 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! oneSearch 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.

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