Michael Arrington indicated last week on TechCrunch-http//TechCrunch.com that Yahoo planned on moving large numbers of engineering jobs to Bangalore, the third largest city in India. Yahoo PR mostly denies this.
Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka State which was previously known as Mysore. At an altitude of 1000m, Baangalore has a very pleasant climate and is known as the Silcon Valley of India. It is known worldwide as an important center of electronics and technology although it also has other industries, such as aerospace, iron and steel, textiles and machine tool making. Bangalore's population of around 6 million people is constantly expanding with new suburbs evolving to accommodate this expansion.
Yahoo ,Yahoo.com, was founded in 1994 by Stanford Ph.D. students David Filo and Jerry Wang. It has since evolved into a major internet brand.
Yahoo's move according to TechCrunch, is moving a large part of its YOS group (Yahoo Open Strategy). The TOS Group is run bt SVP Jay Rossiter. Yahoo Moves to Bangalore to Thwart Facebook
A few weeks ago, Yahoo updated "Groups", the company's online discussion board and forum offering, with a UI makeover, chat funcionality. easier photo sharing and more. The result ended with a more sleek, Facebook-like interface for each group.