wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Yahoo! India Shuts Down Local Search Portal

Yahoo India seems to have pulled the plug on its local search portal (http://in.local.yahoo.com), reports Pluggd.in. While were weren't able to find any official communication suggesting this development, the portal redirected to Yahoo India homepage at the time of writing this article. Also, judging by search results on Google, we observed that Yahoo has stopped populating content on its local search portal about a fortnight ago. Interestingly, when we tried to access Yahoo Local (local.yahoo.com), we noticed that Yahoo was offering Bangalore city pages along with city guide, directory and something called Bangalore Neighbours, although there were currently no listings of local businesses or restaurants in Bangalore. While we are not sure if this feature is new or it has been there all this while, we wonder if Yahoo is planning to integrate local listings from Indian cities to Yahoo Local, to offer a single local search destination for all its users across the world, just like Google's recently launched Google+ Local. This development follows earlier reports of Yahoo planning to sell its 30% stake in Info Network Management Company, which owns voice based directory search service CallEzee. In December 2008, Yahoo had picked up 30% stake in Info Network Management Company for an undisclosed amount and had launched a local search product at in.local.yahoo.com. Back then, Call Ezee had presence in 14 cities in India which seems to have increased to 17 cities over the years and had also claimed to generate around 10,000 calls per day. In November 2011, Yahoo had also sold its…

Please subscribe/login to read the full story.
Written By

Free Reads

News

Experts debate the efficacy of ex-ante regulation in India's fast-evolving digital market. Is preemptive control the answer?

News

Lacking plans about the use and regulation of artificial intelligence, use of drones, health stack, cybersecurity and Smart Cities, the manifesto does not have...

News

WhatsApp’s new policy lowers the age limit to 13, facing fierce criticism from child protection groups in Europe.

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

NPCI CEO Dilip Asbe recently said that what is not written in regulations is a no-go for fintech entities. But following this advice could...

News

Notably, Indus Appstore will allow app developers to use third-party billing systems for in-app billing without having to pay any commission to Indus, a...

News

The existing commission-based model, which companies like Uber and Ola have used for a long time and still stick to, has received criticism from...

News

Factors like Indus not charging developers any commission for in-app payments and antitrust orders issued by India's competition regulator against Google could contribute to...

News

Is open-sourcing of AI, and the use cases that come with it, a good starting point to discuss the responsibility and liability of AI?...

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ