Overture Services, the search engine provider, today announced that it has extended and expanded international search distribution relationship with Microsoft.
Overture has extended its existing paid placement search agreement to provide search results to users of MSN Search in the UK, Germany and France, as well as Japan and South Korea until December 2004. The original agreement was set to expire in December 2003 and is separate from the company"s existing distribution agreements covering the international MSN Web sites, which also run until December 2004.
At the same time, both the MSN Search and MSN Web site agreements have been expanded to include Overture"s recently launched Italian operation, as well as the European territories Overture plans to enter by the end of 2003, which include Spain, the Netherlands and certain Scandinavian markets.
News source: europemedia.net