Yahoo! unveils desktop search beta

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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 ( 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.

—Carol Krol

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