Google To Power Yahoo Japan

Yahoo Japan said Tuesday it will implement Google as its backend algorithmic search engine and paid search infrastructure, rather than Bing. This decision does not impact the global rollout and implementation of the Yahoo search alliance with Microsoft in the United States and other parts of the world, except in the Japanese market, according to the company.

Don't think Yahoo has sold out to Google. Yahoo Japan isn't actually owed by Yahoo. The Sunnyvale, Calif., company only holds a 35% stake. SoftBank, the Japan-based Internet service provider and cell phone provider, holds the remaining stake in Yahoo Japan.

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