SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- May 19, 1997 -- Yahoo!, Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) today announced Yahoo! Twin Cities (http://minn.yahoo.com), the newest addition to its series of metro guides, which currently includes Yahoo! San Francisco Bay Area, Yahoo! Los Angeles, Yahoo! New York, Yahoo! Chicago, Yahoo! Washington DC, Yahoo! Boston, Yahoo! Austin, Yahoo! Seattle, Yahoo! Dallas/Fort Worth and Yahoo! Atlanta. Yahoo! Twin Cities provides a comprehensive regional resource and online outlet for free expression for people living, traveling and interested in the Twin Cities area. Through partnerships with local and national content providers, Yahoo! Twin Cities offers users an invaluable insiderâs view of the Twin Cities community and region.
Yahoo! Twin Cities Features This new Yahoo! metro gives users access to more than 4,000 sites, covering both Minneapolis and St. Paul as well as more than 40 neighboring communities in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Yahoo! Twin Cities provides users with the most in-depth Web resource specific to the needs of the area. Featuring content which reflects the local flavor of the community-at-large, Yahoo! Twin Cities is a dynamic extension of the local information and service already provided through the popular main site.
Yahoo! Twin Cities offers individuals a variety of time-saving services and relevant information. Similar to the main Yahoo! site, Yahoo! Twin Cities is intuitively organized into fourteen categories: Business and Stocks, Classifieds, Community, Education, Employment, Entertainment and Arts, Maps and Views, News and Media, People, Real Estate, Sports, Transportation, Travel and Outstate, a guide to outdoor adventure, getaways and statewide events.
Content specifically tailored for both Minneapolis and St. Paul appears within each category. Unique to Yahoo! Twin Cities is the Outstate category, featuring information and resources for individuals looking for outdoor activities and getaways in Greater Minnesota. In the Business category users will find everything from corporate profiles and company news to detailed stock portfolio information, market updates and more.
The Entertainment and Arts category features the best music clubs, restaurants and hot spots in the Twin Cities area. Individuals can find entertainment and arts listings as well as a restaurant guide provided by City Pages. In addition, local features are being provided by the Mpls.St. Paul magazine. The Travel category includes a Points of Interest section that highlights major attractions such as Bloomington's Mall of America, the largest, fully-enclosed retail and entertainment complex in America.
-more- In the News category individuals will find local news headlines from Channel 4000 as well as regional and national news provided by Reuters and UPI. Latest updates and news on the Great Plains flood can be found under the Headline News subcategory. To get even more involved in the day's headlines, users can post their opinions about the dayâs events on the Current Events Message Board.
In the Travel category, individuals can take a virtual tour of downtown Minneapolis or discover interesting factoids about Minnesota provided by the Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Association.
The Sports and Recreation category provides the latest news on local teams and information for sports enthusiasts. Users can find the official online Minnesota Twins scoreboard, featuring up-to-the-minute scores, individual stats and team roster.
The Employment category lists online job banks, recruiting and placement firms and temporary agencies focusing on opportunities with the Twin Citiesâ top companies. Job seekers can find employment resources, company profiles, job fair information or post their resumes online to prospective employers.
Other free communication services provided by Yahoo! Twin Cities include bulletin boards, personal ads, real-time Web chat and free classifieds. Classifieds include real estate listings, automotive listings and employment opportunities from local companies such as Network Communications (real estate), ADP AutoConnect (autos), Ernst & Young LLP (employment) and BDS Marketing (employment). As with the other regional sites, Yahoo! Twin Cities features Yellow Pages, White Pages and Interactive Maps that can be used together to locate businesses and individuals within the area, including detailed driving and walking directions to the nearest cross street in a neighborhood.
Yahoo! has partnered with key local and national media for a comprehensive insider's view of the Twin Cities. Current partners include:
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