New Agreements Provide Canadian Customers Continued Access to the Rogers
Yahoo! Broadband Services and Expanded Mobile Offerings; Yahoo! oneSearch
to Become Exclusive Mobile Internet Search Service
TORONTO and SUNNYVALE, CA, Nov. 2 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications Inc.
(TSX: RCI) (NYSE: RCI) and Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) today announced new
multi-year agreements that build on the success of their industry-leading
broadband alliance. The new agreements expand the scope of customer experience
beyond the PC and provide Rogers Wireless customers with the latest and most
innovative mobile services.
Rogers and Yahoo! will continue to offer Canadian high-speed Internet
access subscribers with an innovative broadband experience, a Rogers Yahoo!
customized portal and browser, Yahoo! Search, as well as premium services and
content from both Yahoo! and Rogers. Under the terms of the expanded mobile
agreement, Rogers and Yahoo! will also bring Yahoo!'s industry leading mobile
products - Yahoo! Go for Mobile 2.0 and Yahoo! oneSearch to customers across
"We are excited to extend our strong relationship with Yahoo! to bring
the best in broadband and mobile experiences to Rogers customers," said
Mike Lee, Chief Strategy Officer, Rogers Communications Inc. "Furthermore,
when we looked to integrate our internet and mobile service, Yahoo! presented
the best-of-breed services through their mobile search tools and Yahoo! Go."
"We look forward to the expansion of our partnership with Rogers as their
partner of choice for broadband services, search, advertising and mobile
services," said Bruce Stewart, Vice-President and General Manager, Connected
Life Americas, Yahoo! Inc. "By expanding the scope of our partnership in the
mobile arena; we are pleased to offer industry-leading products including
Yahoo! Go 2.0 and Yahoo! oneSearch to the millions of Rogers' customers to
allow them to access their content anywhere, anytime, on any device."
Rogers' Customers Benefit from Expanded Mobile Offerings - Offering
Yahoo! Go 2.0 and Yahoo! oneSearch
Rogers and Yahoo! have a new agreement to bring Yahoo! Go 2.0, Yahoo!'s
all-in-one mobile application, to Rogers Wireless users throughout Canada.
Yahoo! Go 2.0 brings together email, search, address book, calendar, local
listings, maps, Flickr photos, weather, news, sports and financial information
- allowing users to stay up-to-date whenever, wherever. Personalized widgets
and a sleek carousel design make it easy to unlock the full power of the
Starting in November 2007, users can download and enjoy Yahoo! Go 2.0 on
select smartphone devices, including the Blackberry 8100, 8300, 8310, 8700,
and 8800; Motorola Q9, Palm (TREO 750), and HTC Touch. The companies expect to
expand the availability of Yahoo! Go 2.0 to Rogers Wireless customers in 2008.
In addition, Yahoo!'s industry leading mobile search service, oneSearch,
will become the exclusive mobile Internet search service on the Rogers
Wireless mobile portal.
Yahoo! oneSearch is specifically designed for mobile devices, delivering
relevant results directly in the first screen and thereby removing the need
for consumers to navigate through a sea of links to PC Web sites to find the
information they want. OneSearch gives consumers access to news, financial
information, weather conditions, Flickr photos, Web images, as well as Web and
Mobile Web sites. OneSearch will make it easier for users to find relevant
results on their mobile devices, including access to Rogers on-deck and
consumables content which will be made available to consumers in the search
results. Together, Rogers and Yahoo! are enhancing the search experience for
consumers on mobile phones.
Yahoo! will also provide search services to more than 60 Web sites owned
and operated by Rogers Media Inc. for an extended period.
About Rogers Communications
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media
company. We are engaged in wireless voice and data communications services
through Wireless, Canada's largest wireless provider and the operator of the
country's only Global System for Mobile Communications ("GSM") based network.
Through Cable and Telecom we are one of Canada's largest providers of cable
television, cable telephony and high-speed Internet access, and are also a
national, full-service, facilities-based telecommunications alternative to the
traditional telephone companies. Through Media, we are engaged in radio and
television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications,
and sports entertainment. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange
("TSX") (RCI.A and RCI.B), and on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") (RCI).
For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global Internet brand and one of the most
trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo! is focused on powering its
communities of users, advertisers, publishers, and developers by creating
indispensable experiences built on trust. Yahoo! is headquartered in
Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit pressroom.yahoo.com or the
company's blog, Yodel Anecdotal.
Yahoo!, Flickr, oneSearch, and the Yahoo! logo are trademarks and/or
registered trademarks of Yahoo! Inc.
All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their
For further information:
For further information: Taanta Gupta, Rogers Cable, (416) 935-4727,
email@example.com; Clive Hobson, Yahoo! Canada, (416) 848-6184,