What's Upcoming at Yahoo! Local
As readers of the Yahoo! Search blog know, our vision is a far-reaching one -- to enable people to find, use, share, and expand all human knowledge.
Events are a particularly exciting area of human knowledge -- chock full of rich local, social, and temporal data. People want to find out what's going on near them, know what their friends are seeing and doing, and plan their outings. And they want to do it when they want, wherever they are, on any device, in a way that's relevant to them.
Today we've taken a big step toward helping users in this area. We've acquired upcoming.org, a leader in this emerging space.
In just a few years, most of it spent on nights and weekends, the Upcoming team has built an excellent site with a loyal and growing following. Now that theyï¿½ve joined Yahoo!, together weï¿½ll build a social events platform that will integrate with our existing events offering and other areas of Y!, and will continue to support all web users in an open, participatory way.
I can't wait to see what the team will pull off once they're working full-time and fully backed by the people and assets at Yahoo!. We expect big things to happen, and look forward to updating you on progress.
GM, Yahoo! Local