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Yahoo launches audio search (Beta)

     
2:54 pm on Aug 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo has introduced a test version of a new search service that it claims can comb through 50 million music, voice and other audio files.

[nytimes.com...]

[audio.search.yahoo.com...]

With this, Yahoo says you can search for items such as music, interviews, speeches and newscasts, podcasts, and sound effects.

3:33 pm on Aug 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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This looks very interesting.

Is anybody aware if google are developing something similar?

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Pretty cool...

Couldn't find any free music, though - seems like all of the music links go to pay services like itunes etc. - even if the band allows file sharing (like the dead)

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that's better - try 'other audio'.....
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Is anybody aware if google are developing something similar?

Given they've all been copying each other recently, it wouldn't surprise me if Google started throwing something together.

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Of course, this covers the FM dial (music). Interestingly, it does seem to cover the AM dial (talk), too, inasmuchas such things are already available online anyway. So, if you're a fan of a particular AM show, and there happens to be a podcast, or some MP3 or something already out there, Y! will find it for you.

Makes sense. I like how when you click on a search result, it brings up a framed page similar to Google Image search (info, summary above, actual page below).