Yahoo! today announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Whereonearth Limited, a UK software company that specialises in local search and advertising technology. For additional details on today's announcement, please visit the Yahoo! Search Blog at http://www.ysearchblog.com/. This from Bassel Ojjeh... "Whereonearth’s very talented team of software engineers and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) experts have worked hard to develop sophisticated technology that contains a unique combination of global data and software algorithms that make local search possible. Together, we’ll be able to provide the most geo-relevant information across all of Yahoo!’s products and services."