PARTNERS: GLOBE TELECOM, YAHOO! FORGE DEAL
MANILA, JUNE 21, 2007 (STAR) By Mary Ann Ll. Reyes - Globe Telecom, one of the Philippines’ largest telecommunications service providers, has signed a strategic mobile partnership agreement with Yahoo! that will allow Globe to distribute Yahoo!’s popular mobile search service, Yahoo! oneSearch, Yahoo! Go for Mobile and other mobile Internet services on the myGlobe WAP site.
Yahoo! mobile services make it easier for people to search for and find better results and instant answers on their mobile devices using oneSearch. Yahoo! oneSearch gives consumers access to news, images, financial data and weather conditions while making it easier to navigate to other web sites.
For example, if someone wants to look for the latest information on a city they just need to type “Manila” into the search box to receive relevant results based on their search queries such as weather, web images, latest news articles and more.
“Globe is an innovative operator in the Philippines and we are working to integrate our services to bring the best mobile experience for Filipinos so they can do more with their mobile phone,” according to David Ko, vice president and general manager, Connected Life Asia, Yahoo!
“Partners are essential to our mobile strategy and we are starting a relationship that will continue to evolve and add value to our respective customers,” Ko added.
“Globe brings the best Internet experience to mobile users in the Philippines and our groundbreaking partnership with Yahoo. will enhance our offer to our subscribers,” Globe president and chief executive officer Gerardo Ablaza, Jr. said.
“Filipinos are some of the most advanced users of mobile technology in the world and we are proud to be chosen by Yahoo! to partner in delivering innovative services to the Filipino people.”
With this partnership, Globe continues its efforts to be on the forefront of innovation. Globe is the first Philippine wireless operator to offer both post-paid and prepaid subscribers use of the Yahoo oneSearch service on the myGlobe WAP site.
Yahoo! oneSearch is now available in 16 countries around the world.
Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi
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