Yahoo! Inc., a leading global Internet company, today announced the beta launch of Yahoo! Search Subscriptions, a service designed to enable users to search multiple online subscription content sources and the Web from a single search box. Subscription content includes for-pay news and reference Web sites. Yahoo! The service is initially available in the U.S. and the UK.
In the past, Yahoo! users who had access to content that requires registration had to visit and search several sites across the Internet to perform a comprehensive search that included their subscription content. Now, using Yahoo! Search Subscriptions, users can find information from consumer, research, and business publishers through a single integrated search experience with Yahoo! Search. Initial content is provided by ConsumerReports.org, The Wall Street Journal Online, TheStreet.com, The New England Journal of Medicine, IEEE and Forrester Research Inc., along with subscription content from Financial Times. Additionally, content from Factiva, LexisNexis AlaCarte! pay-as-you-go, Thomson Gale, and ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) will be included in the coming weeks.
To use Yahoo! Search Subscriptions, users can select from a list of subscription content sources. When a search is conducted, their subscription content appears in their Web results, and is displayed as a separate module above the standard search results. If users choose to integrate this experience in future Web searches, they can permanently add the list of subscriptions they want to search via the Yahoo! Search preferences page. In addition, users can restrict searches to specific participating content sources by; to view subscription content, users must be a subscriber of the publisher's Web site.