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Yahoo! Announces Internet Broadcasting Solutions to Maximize Tightening Corporate Communication and Travel Budgets.

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SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 27, 2001

Increasing Interest and Demand Seen for Alternatives to Traditional

Business Conferences, Sales Meetings, and Tradeshows

Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet communications, commerce and media company, today announced the availability of business solutions to help companies communicate with customers, employees, and business partners. New Internet broadcasting packages delivered through Yahoo!'s business communications division, Yahoo! Broadcast Services (business.broadcast.com), offer alternatives to traditional corporate conferences, sales meetings, and trade shows.

With travel and meeting costs rising and recent travel restrictions causing executives and conference organizers to cancel previously scheduled meetings, Yahoo! has developed solutions that can be rapidly deployed, are less costly, and have proven very effective as an alternative to conventional large-scale meetings.

"Speaking with one voice to hundreds, or thousands, of internal and external contacts is an essential part of strategic business communications," said Jim Fanella, senior vice president of Yahoo!'s Business and Enterprise Services division. "Yahoo!'s solutions will allow companies to continue vital communications that were centered around large scale meetings and maintain critical and focused outreach to customers, sales forces, and business partners."

Two immediately available packages are the Virtual Conference and an Executive Communications Center.

Virtual Conference

The Virtual Conference product addresses a variety of meeting needs. Unlike a traditional conference, numerous subject tracks can be made available for live or on demand viewing and can be accessed by thousands of individuals at numerous global locations.

The Virtual Conference combines:


 -- Audio, video, informational slides synched to presentations,
 and a browser to view other meetings associated with the same
 conference
 -- Interactive tools -- Polling, Question and Answer, Document
 Sharing, and Audience Survey
 -- Registration, live attendance tracking, and post event
 reporting on attendees
 -- Archiving and Hosting
 -- Pay-per-view (if applicable)


Executive Communication Center -- Breaking News Channel

Given heightened demand in Global 2000 corporations for rapid internal communication, the Executive Communication Center is specifically tailored to deliver high-level information during times of breaking news that will affect a company or its business.

The product serves as an immediate communications channel to allow rapid global distribution of critical corporate information to internal audiences. Yahoo! Broadcast Services personnel will be available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to acquire and distribute corporate broadcasts within four hours of receipt.

About Yahoo! Broadcast Services

Yahoo! Broadcast Services is an industry leader in helping organizations more effectively and efficiently engage, communicate and transact with audiences via audio and video Internet broadcasting. Customers include Fortune 500 corporations, sports leagues, media and entertainment companies, television and radio stations, advertisers and merchants. Yahoo! Broadcast Services conducts thousands of corporate events each year to assist business communications through internal/external product launches, company meetings, on-line training/distance learning and on-line marketing programs.

About Yahoo!

Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global Internet communications, commerce and media company that offers a comprehensive branded network of services to more than 200 million individuals each month worldwide. As the first online navigational guide to the Web, www.yahoo.com is the leading guide in terms of traffic, advertising, household and business user reach. Yahoo! is the No. 1 Internet brand globally and reaches the largest audience worldwide. The company also provides online business and enterprise services designed to enhance the productivity and Web presence of Yahoo!'s clients. These services include Corporate Yahoo!, a popular customized enterprise portal solution; audio and video streaming; store hosting and management; and Web site tools and services. The company's global Web network includes 24 World properties. Yahoo! has offices in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia, Canada and the United States, and is headquartered in Sunnyvale.

Note to Editors: Yahoo! and the Yahoo! logo are registered trademarks of Yahoo! Inc. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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