Hellio Partners With Yahoo!

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EarthLink's mobile subsidiary partnered with Yahoo for search:

Helio LLC, the mobile venture of SK Telecom and EarthLink Inc., said on Thursday it agreed to put a link to Yahoo Inc.'s Web search engine directly on its cellphone screens to make it easier to surf the Web on its devices.

Helio plans to sell mobile services using rented space on established networks in the next few months and it hopes to pick up customers in the crowded U.S. wireless market by targeting its services specifically at tech-savvy young adults.

So it looks like maybe there is no special EarthLink Google bond?

In other news, EarthLink just lost the Portland WiFi deal to Mountain View, Calif.-based MetroFi Inc.