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Yandex Launches Location-Based Mobile Search

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Posted by: Quintura @ 13:22 [5. 05. 09]

The leading Russian search engine Yandex has launched a mobile search that takes into account a location of the user. The location is determined using base stations of mobile operator.

To use Yandex Mobile search, the user has to download an application from Yandex Mobile page to its mobile phone. The application works on Symbian and WinMobile. The service is available in Moscow and six other major Russian cities.

If user searches for “pizza”, the Yandex Mobile search will return search results with pizza places around the user with the first result being the nearest-located place. By clicking a phone number in search results, the user can make a call to the place.

In addition, the Yandex Mobile search application provides information on road traffic, weather, and currency exchange rates as well as gives an access to other Yandex Mobile services including Yandex.Maps (Яндекс.Карты).

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