Yahoo! Desktop to Launch Early 2005

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Yahoo set to launch desktop search tool
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The FT are reporting the imminent launch of Yahoo's Desktop Search based on the X1 desktop software. No firm date has been announced, "early next year" is the best you'll get for the moment.

From the FT story:

Jeff Weiner, head of search at Yahoo, described the desktop software as "the next natural evolution of search".

But he also cast the software as part of a broader strategy that would let users tap into Yahoo's wider array of internet services. The first test version of the software would be available over the web early in the new year, he added.

Story via battelle