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- Yahoo Japan announced that it has launched an advertising service that will drive growth of virtual stores on its internet auction site. Ads placed by online shops appear on the auction site when visitors enter certain key words purchased by vendors. Yahoo Japan stresses that the ads will have a greater impact than conventional search word-linked advertisements because the ads are seen by people who actually plan to shop on the site. Yahoo Japan said the service will help increase the number of virtual stores on the auction site. In a separate report, Yahoo Japan, which operates the country's most-visited web portal, said its...

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