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Yahoo! News To Offer Access To Paid Archives From NYTimes.com

Yahoo! News To Offer Access To Paid Archives From NYTimes.com

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 16, 2002

New York Times Digital, the digital business unit of The New York Times Company, and Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO), a leading global Internet company, today announced that paid archives from NYTimes.com are now available on Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com).

This agreement with NYTimes.com marks the first premium archived news service offered by Yahoo!.

Relevant search results will appear as a paid archive and branded as content from The New York Times. Archived articles dating back to January 1, 2000 may be purchased for $2.50 each, the same price as single archive units on NYTimes.com, and users will complete the transaction on Yahoo! News. In addition, top current news from NYTimes.com will continue to be available through Yahoo! News for free.

“This partnership is an important step in our premium content strategy at NYTD,” said Catherine Levene, vice president of strategy and business development for New York Times Digital. “Consumers on Yahoo! News will now be able to access the historical resources available in The New York Times archive at the precise moment they are looking for relevant information. It also extends the reach of our brand and high-quality premium content offerings to the large audience accessing Yahoo! News.”

Chris McGill, director of Yahoo! News, said: “Offering archives from NYTimes.com provides consumers on Yahoo! News with access to the some of the best global business news and information. We are thrilled to be offering an archive service with one of the most prestigious brands in news today, The New York Times.”

New York Times Digital has launched a number of premium initiatives in recent months. NYTimes.com now offers paid streaming videos of The New York Times Critic’s Choice events, featuring interviews with Lou Reed, Martin Scorsese and John Irving. This spring, Boston.com introduced a paid Personals section that garnered more than 8,000 members and one million page views in less than 20 days. Boston.com Personals operates on a debit system that allows users to purchase credits in advance and use them to contact or instant message other members in the network.

About Yahoo!

Yahoo! Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive online products and services to consumers and businesses worldwide. Yahoo! reaches more than 237 million individuals worldwide each month, and is the No. 1 Internet brand globally. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Yahoo!’s global network includes 25 World properties and is available in 13 languages.

About New York Times Digital

New York Times Digital is the digital business unit of The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) and includes market leaders NYTimes.com, Boston.com and an archive distribution business. NYTD’s mission is to provide a high-quality, worldwide online audience with trusted editorial content from The New York Times and The Boston Globe.

This press release may be found at www.nytdigital.com and www.nytco.com

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