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Yahoo! Launches App for Emerging Markets

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Yahoo! laucnhed an app for consumers in emerging markets where lower-end devices are the point of entry for the Internet. The app lets users in these regions access Yahoo!’s services more easily and gives them access to mail, messenger, Flickr, Fantasy Sports and Finance, with fewer clicks. Features of the Yahoo! app include:

  • Once downloaded, it remains persistent on the device, making the full catalog of Yahoo! services easier to use and discover
  • Reduces need for typing long URL’s into the mobile browser
  • Surfaces Yahoo! services that consumers may not have known about
  • Makes it easier to discover snippets of interesting Yahoo! news, sports and financial information throughout the day by surfacing everything in one place

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Yahoo! Fantasy Football application for BlackBerry free in App World

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Inside BlackBerry has the scoop on the new Yahoo! Fantasy Football application. The app gives users the ability to manager their roster, check live scores, add and drop players and review weekly matchups.

To download the application, check it out in App World.

For a walkthrough of the application, head over to the Inside BlackBerry post and read all about it.

BlackBerrys make fantasy sports better

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It’s interesting how some worlds and demographics can overlap so easy. For example, I am a BlackBerry fanatic, but I also live and breathe sports (go Raptors, Habs, Bears, Jays, Tottenham Hotspurs!!). Reuters has an interesting feature today on technology spurring the growth of fantasy sports, and it appears the BlackBerry is playing a significant role:

If Scott Troetel is out with friends when the Indianapolis Colts are playing, he often reaches for his Blackberry to check how running back Joseph Addai is doing. But Troetel, who is 32 and lives in Boulder, Colorado, is not particularly interested in the Colts. Addai’s performance is crucial to “Addai in the Life,” Troetel’s fantasy football team.

It should be noted that there is a lot of money being made off fantasy sports and the BlackBerry space is no exception. Who is in first place? Companies like good BBCool friend 4Info, who expects that 15% of the 500 million text messages they’ll send out this year will be to people seeking sports results to feed into their fantasy sports teams.

Question time, folks: do you love your BlackBerry and sports? If so, how do you use your BlackBerry to stay up to date on all the latest news?

(via Reuters)