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
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 Canada.
“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
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 mobile
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
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 www.rogers.com.
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