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Yahoo to launch SA web portal

Internet company Yahoo is coming to South Africa. It plans to launch an SA news and information portal this month, TechCentral has established.
The move would put it in direct competition with Microsoft's Howzit MSN, which is operated under licence by Kagiso Media.

Unlike Google, Yahoo has never had a substantial presence in SA. Yahoo's SA portal is slated to go live on 17 November, according to the company's Facebook page. It has already recently created a Twitter handle called "Yahoo! South Africa" at @YahooNewsSA.

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Posted on 3 Nov 2011 13:57


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Craig Wilson is an ICT journalist and speaker based in Johannesburg. He is deputy editor at TechCentral, the South African source for technology news, reviews and opinion, and regularly provides insight into the technology industry for radio and television. Email him at , follow @craigwilson on Twitter and connect on LinkedIn.