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We mentioned last night about Yahoo’s efforts to revive and relaunch Yahoo Go, its mobile services suite..it has officially announced a bunc…

We mentioned last night about Yahoo’s efforts to revive and relaunch Yahoo Go, its mobile services suite..it has officially announced a bunch of deals today:
– First, it has relaunched Yahoo Go, and it does look like a real improvement over the first version, which I’ve been using for a while (only the calendar fundtion). See the demo here. Anyone can download it on their phone, but it will be specially preloaded onto Moto devices, under a deal between the two.
– More international distribution deals: Bharti Airtel (India), DiGi Telecommunications (Malaysia), Globe Telecom, Hutchison India, Idea Cellular, Rogers Wireless, Smart Communications, Taiwan Mobile and 3 Group in the UK, Italy, Denmark, Ireland and Sweden.
– The new oneSearch recognizes the intent of a search term and presents relevant content.. For instance, entering just the name of a sports team can generate scores and schedules, rather than just a listing of Web pages with the teams name on them. By the end of January 2007, Yahoo plans to make oneSearch available across the suite of its mobile services. Additional country and language versions in the coming months. More info on oneSearch here.
– Extension of its previous deal with Blackberry, with tighter integration etc…more details here.
Nokia deal: Extension of precious: Yahoo Go 2.0 on select Nokia devices including the Nokia 6103, Nokia 6131 and Nokia 5300 Xpress Music phones. Later pre-loaded it onto new Series 40 devices.
Bunch of other stuff..details here.
Additional note: As Barron’s blog points out, Yahoo Go is a Java app, that means it will not work on Brew carriers in U.S., which means all phones from Verizon and Alltel, not including the Blackberry.

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