Yahoo & DoSomething.org Collaborate to Make Search Matter
Today, Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) announced a month-long initiative to highlight the social causes most important to young people in collaboration with DoSomething.org, one of the largest organizations for young people and social change in the world.
As DoSomething.org's knowledge partner for the month of October, Yahoo will highlight select causes supported by young people to its over one billion users around the world, helping to drive awareness and support. Yahoo will also donate ten cents to DoSomething.org for every eligible Yahoo search on mobile web in October, up to $1 million*.
Yahoo partnered with DoSomething.org because they are experts at helping people take action. Action is also at the core of Yahoo Search; the company is focused on delivering search results that help users get things done immediately from their mobile phone. Both Yahoo and DoSomething.org believe that to take action and make a difference in the world, users need access to the right knowledge.
"Action is at the core of Yahoo Search, so it was a natural fit for DoSomething.org (action is part of our name!) and Yahoo to team up for the new product initiative," said Naomi Hirabayashi, Chief Marketing Officer at DoSomething.org. "Whether you're searching for ways to take action on issues you care about or searching for news about your favorite celebrity, using Yahoo Search will support DoSomething.org to help us activate more young people on issues they care about."
Ready to act? Go to do.yahoo.com on your mobile phone browser to make your searches matter this month. Every type of query will count, whether you're trying to find volunteer opportunities or order a pizza.
Getting the right answers really makes a difference, so visit do.yahoo.com on your mobile phone now!
*During October, Yahoo will donate 10 cents to DoSomething.org for each eligible search performed in the U.S., up to $1 million. To initiate eligible searches, users should visit do.yahoo.com using their mobile phone and perform a query. Following the initial search at do.yahoo.com, each additional yahoo.com search performed from that mobile phone will also trigger a donation. See complete campaign details for more information.
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Suzanne Philion, 202-370-2024