Yahoo Plans to Increase Number of Engineers at Software Subsidiary in India

Computerworld Singapore reports that Yahoo is planning to add 200 new product engineers and support staff at its subsidiary, Yahoo Software Development India, located in Bangalore.

Yahoo Software Development India Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of Yahoo Inc. created two years ago, currently employs over 300 engineers, Venkat Panchapakesan, the subsidiary’s chief executive officer, said on Saturday. The new staff will be added by the end of 2006, he added. The Indian subsidiary is the only Yahoo operation outside of its Sunnyvale, California, headquarters that does product engineering, Panchapakesan said. Yahoo’s blogging software was built in India and first deployed in Korea in 2003, he said. The blogs platform is now part of Yahoo 360, a social networking and blogging service that went into beta testing in March.

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