Yahoo Tests Audio Search

Interested in finding a tune on the Internet? Try Yahoo's new audio search service, which the company began testing Thursday.

The service, available at audio.search.yahoo.com, allows users to comb through more than 50 million music, voice, and other files for free.

All you need to do is punch in words or phrases, say, of a song. You are then given a list of audio files that you can click on and play.

Available for Purchase

If a song is for sale by a music site, such as ITunes or Napster, Yahoo Audio will link to a Web page where it can be purchased.

The new service will include podcasts, which are recordings made to be played on a computer or a digital device, such as Apple Computer's IPod player.

Yahoo's new service will also point users to news, photos, and the Web sites of artists, as well as information about their work.

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