Yahoo Maps Now Okay For Commercial Use

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Yahoo is allowing the API for Yahoo! Maps to be used for commercial purposes. The YPN blog offers some examples of how web publishers can use this:

* Build mashups and use our Maps for personal or business use as long as the applications are free of charge and under the rate limit.
* Link to Yahoo! Maps or Driving Directions to your heart’s content.
* Include advertising on the same page or site where you display Yahoo! Maps.

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Nice one. Told my

Nice one. Told my programmers this morning. Thanks :)

Fandamntastic!

Now I can use GeoIP and build maps to where bots are located. ;)

Seriously tho, I had a use for the maps and couldn't do it but now I can finally offer them from my site. Wicked cool unless they change their minds next month or start charging for the service.

FWIW, I think this is a very desperate attempt to steal mindshare from Google and it works for me!

good thinking

.. allowing comercial use is a nice move, and if I'm right it also allows things to spread faster as businesses have the possibility of throwing in paid programmer hours and building more professional apps.

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