The New Yahoo! Local for Mobile – With You Wherever You Are

  • Posted December 8th, 2010 at 12:28 pm by Yahoo! Mobile
  • Categories: General, Product

At Yahoo!, we’re all about harnessing the massive power of the web and the ever-expanding capabilities of connected devices to create engaging and personally relevant mobile experiences for our users. But we also know that sometimes, even when you have the world at your fingertips, it’s what’s right outside your door that matters to you most.

That’s why today we’re excited to make the new Yahoo! Local available in limited beta. With rich, hyper-local content, Yahoo! Local offers a uniquely personalized experience via the mobile web on iPhone and Android, enabling you to discover the best local news, deals, and events in your neck of the woods, all in one place. Some of our top features include:

  • Local News and Information – delivering relevant hyper-local neighborhood and city content created by the community, local publishers, and Yahoo! editors as well as content from the best local blogs and newspapers
  • Saving Money in Your Area – we’re integrating our recently launched Local Offers program to deliver the best locally relevant offers from nearby spas, restaurants and retailers so you save cash while you support local businesses
  • Powerful Technology – our geo-informatics and content enrichment platforms identify and geo-tag every news story that appears on every page down to the neighborhood level

We’re beta testing the product in more than 30 neighborhoods and cities in the U.S., including San Francisco, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Brooklyn, NY as well as Birmingham, Ferndale, and Royal Oak in Michigan. You can access it by directing your mobile browser to:


Check out our Yodel Blog for more details on the new Yahoo! Local and stay tuned as we expand to more neighborhoods and cities around the country to bring your community onto your phone.

Irv Henderson

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December 8th, 2010 at 12:30 pm

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Comment by Dan Kemble

December 8th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Some of the test cities are a bit random! Looks clean wish you had it for Portland,Oregon.


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Comment by Rydhwan

December 27th, 2010 at 12:26 am

Sorry for the off topic post but I just want to ask if Yahoo is planning to announce an offical Yahoo messenger app for windows phone 7?
After all everyone who switch over to win phone7 is eagerly waiting for at least an announcement.
Much appretiated



December 29th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

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January 5th, 2011 at 7:01 pm

[...] Yahoo! Local for Mobile:   Our goal with the new Yahoo! Local is to be the best place for people to find what’s happening in their neighborhoods, whether they’re at home or on the go. With rich hyper-local content, the new Yahoo! Local provides people a truly personalized experience across desktop and mobile (currently available via the mobile web on iPhone and Android), enabling them to discover and contribute to the best local news, deals, and events nearby, all in one place. Check out more details on the new Yahoo! Local for mobile on the Yahoo! Mobile blog. [...]

Comment by rasme

January 9th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

thanks so much fo this post…

Comment by hoda

January 17th, 2011 at 9:03 am

thank you

Comment by sunno

January 19th, 2011 at 7:26 am

This will be very helpful for consumers

Comment by irene

January 20th, 2011 at 5:40 pm

can u access my phone to recieve a mail

Comment by mert

January 22nd, 2011 at 1:23 pm

thanks a lot.this site have best solution.

Comment by demente

January 26th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

only works with ipod???

Comment by mobile

April 30th, 2011 at 2:06 am

hi your mobile serves good


April 2nd, 2012 at 5:59 pm

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