Yahoo! is the first search engine to get into the access provider business. In the past six months, many of the top search engines have modeled themselves as free online services, and partnered with leading Internet service providers to provide content and search capabilities.
In a related announcement, Yahoo! formed an alliance with London-based Freepages Group, which runs a business finder directory called Scoot. Under the terms of the deal, Scoot will develop a co-branded version of its site, which contains listings on more than 2 million U.K. businesses.
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