Yahoo Weather fiasco angers Turkish people

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It has been 554 years since Byzantium Empire has been gone. But it seems people at Yahoo think it is still there.

Reported by a Turkish iPhone user, Sinan Oymaci (general manager of cepofis.com), if you search for Istanbul in iPhone's weather application, it lists as:

Byzantion, Istanbul (Turkey)

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And if you continue, it will add the city as Byzantion.

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Upon report, I did some searching. First stop, weather.com, as they power Yahoo Weather. Interestingly, no sign of Byzantion there:

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Then I checked Yahoo Weather, and it was there again:

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Interestingly, if you proceed, there is no sight of Byzantion there.

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It makes me wonder, what was the engineers at Yahoo on when they built their database :)

Posted 7/20/2007 3:00:00 AM @ 14:14:00 | Smartphones/Pocket PC




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