3 December 1999, Singapore -- Info-communications innovator StarHub and Yahoo! Singapore today announced the launch of a co-branded Web site for Singapore users. The co-branded StarHub – Yahoo! Singapore Web site, “My StarHub with Yahoo!” is the friendly front door to StarHub’s new free Internet surfing plan, and is located at www.mystarhub.com.sg.
Commented Mr Terry Clontz, President and CEO of StarHub, “Yahoo! is the leading global Internet media company and navigational guide with quality programming services. By combining Yahoo! Singapore’s content and our free surfing plan, StarHub’s customers will receive one of the best values the Web has to offer. By working together on these new co-branded services, StarHub and Yahoo! Singapore are well-positioned to capture broad new audiences.”
Mr Savio Chow, Vice President and Managing Director of Asia at Yahoo! said, “Both Yahoo! and StarHub are committed to providing customized and integrated communications services with the aim of enhancing the total Web experience of our users. We are thrilled to be working with StarHub to deliver Yahoo! Singapore’s quality programming services to Internet users in Singapore.”
By connecting to the “My StarHub with Yahoo!” site, ( www.mystarhub.com.sg ), users can access a wide array of Yahoo! Singapore’s services such as news, finance, auctions, calendar, shopping, address book, directory and stock quotes. This co-branded site also features proprietary content from StarHub, including company news, information about new products and online customer support. “My StarHub with Yahoo!” also allows users to enhance their Web experience by customizing their point of entry to the World Wide Web through a version of My Yahoo! that has been created for StarHub’s users. Using this feature, individuals can select the relevant programming they want from Yahoo!’s global network and aggregate all the content at one centralized location for easy access. My Yahoo! makes it easy for users to specify their requirements and customize how they want the information to be presented. Users can now track their local and international stocks, read the news they want, receive quick updates on sports, weather reports, horoscopes, and more – all from one convenient location.
In addition to the above features, users of “My StarHub with Yahoo!” can also utilize the co-branded StarHub/Yahoo! Messenger, a free, instant messaging service. Users can now see when friends, family members and colleagues come online and can communicate with them instantly, from any Internet-connected computer in the world. In addition to instant messaging, Starhub/Yahoo! Messenger also delivers to users relevant, personalized information on stocks, news, weather and bookmarks while they are on the Internet. StarHub and Yahoo! Singapore will continue to explore new ways to bring more value-added services to Internet users in Singapore.
To sign up for the above services, individuals can go to www.mystarhub.com.sg, and fill out mailing information. StarHub will mail the Internet Starter Kit to them free-of-charge. This free Internet surfing plan will be activated on Saturday, 4 December 1999 at 9.00 a.m.