Yahoo has acquired a 30% stake in Info Network Management Company (INMAC), a Chennai based company that specializes in phone directory search. The investment provides Yahoo a board seat on INMAC. The investment will mainly provide Yahoo with an opportunity to integrate INMAC’s voice search technology product, called Call Ezee, into its local / web search services. The size of the investment wasnt revealed.
The Call Ezee service is currently available across 14 Indian cities. Users can call the local Call Ezee number from any mobile – landline and request details about a local business.
Earlier, Google India had launched voice based search in Hyderabad and Delhi that will provide you local business info, movie showtimes and flight status information.