American company Yahoo will launch its e-mail service in Romanian and its Yahoo.ro page in Romania in March this year, according to Mihai Fanache, manager of Media Cafe, the company that sells advertising on Yahoo’s websites in Romania, quoted by Romanian online publication Wall-street.ro. Yahoo.ro will be a light version of the Yahoo.com homepage and will include aggregated news from several sources – mainly newswires.
This is the beginning of Yahoo localizing its services in Romania, such as the e-mail services, which will be offered in Romanian. Yahoo has 8.2 million users in Romania, according to Marvin Liao, Yahoo EMEA commercial director.
Yahoo made a turnover of USD 6.4 billion in 2009, down 10 percent on 2008. Its net income was of USD 598 million in 2009.