Yahoo begin transition to Bing

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Yahoo has said today that it will start its transition to Microsoft’s Bing, a deal that was struck last year after a two-year on-and-off discussion of a tie-up, with the first two countries to use Bing’s search technology and not in-house will be the US and Canada.

Users will be able to identify if Bing is powering their search results with a “Powered by Bing” graphic on the bottom of the search pages.

No timeline has been struck for other international markets, but the full transition is said to be completed in 2012.

However, one country in particular that won’t be signing up will be Japan, as it has gone to Google in order to power its search – but that is pending any legal challenges and regulatory approval.

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