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August 28, 2006

Yahoo! Yanks Blog Search

By Li Evans

(First posted 8/27 2:05 a.m. EDT) - Steve Rubel over at Mico Persuasion is reporting that Yahoo! has ended its blog search, however larger blogs like the Huffington Post are still showing up in the News index (smaller blogs aren't).  He is speculating that this is pretty much a temporary thing as Yahoo! is probably going to roll out  "an integrated feed reader/search engine the way Ask.com/Bloglines did in June."

Steve's very on top of things in the blog world, I've found it a rare occasion when he wasn't right on target with what is going on with the Blogosphere.  Kudos to Steve for this find!

updated(8/28):  This "story" started hitting bigger bloggs like Matt Cutt's and Threadwatch last night, Kudo's to Steve again for breaking it before everyone else on Saturday night!

Lee Oden commented on Matt's blog that:
Greg Jarboe says he called into Yahoo News and received this response:
“Brian Nelson, a Yahoo spokesperson, called me back to say the Blogs beta had been 'temporarily taken offline to retool the offering.'”

Barry Schwartz over at Search Engine Roundtable is linking to Jeremy Zawodny's blog listing of most recent links - pointing out how it links to Steve Rubel's blog and quotes it.   -- Interesting!

update2 (8/28):  Jeremy Zawodny commented on Om Malik's GigaOm Blog -verify that they have in fact killed it.  "I suggested we blog about it, but sadly it didn't happen," commented Zawodny.
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