Add Paid Content to Your Yahoo! SERPs

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Story Text:

Now you can include WSJ and other paid content souces in your Yahoo! SERPS w/ their new Subscriptions service.

From Yahoo!:

Yahoo! Search Subscriptions enables you to search access-restricted
content such as news and reference sites that are normally not
accessible to search engines.

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Learn more about Yahoo! Search Subscriptions.

Yet another small but useful step by Yahoo.

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Actually, I think it's potentially major...

Yet another small but useful step by Yahoo.

Actually, I think it's potentially major, particularly if these are exclusive deals.

I remember several years back hearing Larry Page and Sergey Brin talking about their vision of Google as a subscription type gateway to all information... for a moderate fee you would be able to access everything, and you'd be able to find it all on Google.

Admittedly, it's a jump from searching subscription-based content, as Yahoo is now enabling, to accessing it via either micro-payments or by subscription to Yahoo, but I wouldn't be surprised if Yahoo is using this beta project to provide pricing projections for the next step.

I can't imagine that Google hasn't been trying to do something similar.

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