WSJ.com - Yahoo to Release Desktop-Search Software: "Yahoo Inc. said it will release software next month for searching the content of computer hard drives using technology licensed from X1 Technologies Inc.
Yahoo's free software will be the latest entrant in the market for so-called desktop-search software, which allows computer users to search for documents and e-mails inside their own machines much as they search the Web. Yahoo rival Google Inc. released its own desktop-search software in October. Microsoft Corp. has said it will have a version available soon. The companies see desktop search as a way to boost their Web search and other online businesses and address common consumer complaints about the difficulty of finding files on PCs."