Sunnyvale, Calif.—Yahoo!, which in December announced plans to introduce a test version of desktop search, has pulled the trigger on that effort.
The Yahoo! Desktop Search application is now available as a beta release (http://desktop.yahoo.com). Yahoo! enlisted X1 Technologies for the technology platform.
Users will be able to search 200 different file types on the desktop, including Outlook e-mail, Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, pdf, html, tex, ZIP files, and mp3’s.