Yahoo! launches coupons service

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Yahoo! dips into the local merchant space through Yahoo! Coupons, (coupons.yahoo.com), a program through Val-Pak, a subsidiary of Cox Target Media, which specializes in selling coupons to local merchants. Some of the national brands involved include Goodyear, Subway, Fantastic Sam's and Jiffy Lube. Users will be able to search for coupons by category and location, and print them out to redeem offline. Yahoo! also boosted its calendar offering, which it originally launched in August 1998. Through Yahoo! Calendar, users can now keep group calendars, send invitations and publish personal calendars online.

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