Yahoo! gets local

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Yahoo! on Monday launched Get Local, a service that provides users with local resources for more than 30,000 U.S. cities, covering some 40,000 ZIP codes. Get Local is an extension of Yahoo!'s regional programming, including Yahoo! San Francisco, Yahoo! Los Angeles, Yahoo! New York and Yahoo! Chicago.

To use Yahoo!'s new Get Local service, users type in their ZIP codes or browse through a directory of alphabetical listings of cities by state. Get Local automatically creates a specialized page for the chosen locale with city and regional news, scores from local sports teams, weather reports and ZIP code-specific links to a number of resources for entertainment, businesses and activities that affect the local area. The service will also carry advertising.

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