AOL today announced the next steps in its ambitious global expansion effort with the launch of new local language versions of the AOL India portal, http://www.aol.in, and the launch of Truveo’s popular video search engine serving eight countries, including India.
“India is a very important market for AOL, and these announcements show our commitment to serving online consumers here with a robust portal and industry leading video search tools,” said Ron Grant, President and COO of AOL. “These are also important steps in our ongoing efforts to make AOL a truly global company. We started this year with three international portals in Europe, and we will end 2008 with a presence in 30 countries around the world.”
AOL.in is launching content channels in the Hindi and Tamil languages, improving the breadth of AOL’s offerings at a time when the online audience in India is skyrocketing. The number of Internet users in urban India has grown by 28% in the past year, and about 60% of all active online Indians (30 million) prefer to read in local Indian languages.* The Hindi and Tamil language portals will have language sections in News, Cinema and Astrology.Read more> AOL