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January 16, 2007 > Yahoo to offer Mobile 2.0 on more Nokia phones

Yahoo to offer Mobile 2.0 on more Nokia phones

San Jose Business Journal, January 8_Yahoo Inc. and Nokia Inc. have expanded their relationship to make Yahoo Go for Mobile 2.0 available on Nokia's mobile phones that operate on the series 40 platform.

Espoo, Finland-based Nokia (NYSE:NOK) and Sunnyvale-based Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) said that in the first half of 2007, the companies will also make Yahoo Go 2.0 available for a wider range of devices and pre-load it onto new Series 40 devices.

Key features of the new offering include a specific search function for mobile consumers, Local & Maps widget, breaking news ticker in various categories, photo sharing, and e-mail widget.

Yahoo also said it will use Web ads and links to make it easier for users to download its software for phones themselves, rather than relying on assistance from cell phone carriers and handset makers.

The company also said handset makers Schaumburg, Ill.-based Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT), Samsung Electronics Co., and Ontario-based Research In Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ:RIMM) will include its new software on some of their devices.
Yahoo -- which offers free service supported by advertising -- is offering to share mobile advertising revenue with operators as part of the cooperation agreement.

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