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The German Press Agency dpa links the Asia News Network (ANN) with Yahoo!

Hamburg (ots) - Hamburg - Hamburg/Bangkok, Yahoo! will be adding the Asia News Networks news and features to its world wide websites from July 2010 on. A deal organising the cooperation of the network of leading Asian newspapers and the premium portal has been negotiated by the German Press Agency dpa, syndication rights holder at ANN. ANN will deliver selected text and photo to Yahoo under a three year agreement to support Yahoo's efforts to cover Asia best.

ANN statement

"As an alliance of credible news sources, we are delighted to be working with Yahoo! to propel Asian news and information to readers worldwide. We hope the readers get to know Asia as well as we do through this new Yahoo! service," said Pana Janviroj, executive director, Asia News Network

Yahoo statement

"Yahoo!'s partnership with ANN means a greater and richer variety of stories for our users - stories that are told from a local perspective across Asia. It also symbolizes the trust and friendship that we share with newspaper publishers." Alan Soon Managing Editor Yahoo! Southeast Asia

dpa statement

"From the beginning of our commitment with ANN we were convinced of the high value the ANN selection of finest articles has for the world wide readership. We are happy to see this belief approved now." Michael Segbers, Senior Vice President at dpa said.

About ANN

The ANN was founded in 1998 with the aim of uniting Asian newspapers. Today, the network is an alliance of 21 opinion leading daily newspapers from 19 Asian countries. For more information, visit www.asianewsnet.net.

About Yahoo! (www.yahoo.com.sg) Yahoo! attracts hundreds of millions of users every month through its innovative technology and engaging content and services, making it one of the most trafficked Internet destinations and a world class online media company. Yahoo!'s vision is to be the center of people's online lives by delivering personally relevant, meaningful Internet experiences. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit http://pressroom.yahoo.com or the company's blog, Yodel Anecdotal (http://yodel.yahoo.com).

About dpa

dpa is the largest independent news and information service provider in Germany and one of the leading international news agencies with staff in 100 countries. The agency is jointly owned by the German media, and the business group incorporates approximately 1100 employees. In addition to its internationally published text services in German, English, Spanish and Arabic, dpa provides picture, graphic and audio news services round the clock. Its portfolio extends to multimedia and mobile services, as well as editorial and technological services, amongst others.


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