Yahoo Japan switches to Google search engine

In Tokyo, Japan, the biggest internal port operation, Yahoo Japan, who is currently using Yahoo Inc’s search technology, will switch to Google’s search engine, shunning Yahoo Inc.’s decision... More Below... Posted by on Jul 28th, 2010 and filed under Google, Technology.

In Tokyo, Japan, the biggest internal port operation, Yahoo Japan, who is currently using Yahoo Inc’s search technology, will switch to Google’s search engine, shunning Yahoo Inc.’s decision in choosing Microsoft as a partner.

“If this Yahoo Japan and Google partnership works well, other search engine and portal site players all over the world may start adopting Google’s technologhy,” says Mitsushige Akino, the chief fund manager at Ichiyoshi Investment Management.

Yahoo Japan President Masahiro Inoue said that the Japanese company concluded after a deep investigation of Microsoft’s search technology. They found out it was not strong enough for its needs, and cited Japanese language search capabilities as one example.

Yahoo Japan shares gained 1.2 percent on reports of an imminent deal, while the broader market was flat. The announcement came after the close of trading hours.

Yahoo Japan stated Yahoo Inc will continue to be a strategic partner for the Japanese portal site and the U.S. company will maintain its stake. Yahoo Japan will still use the Yahoo brand.

(story: news.yahoo)