Yahoo! has announced its beta release of Yahoo! Search Subscriptions.
This is a service that lets users access data pertaining to information that's available only from subscription-based Web services, an area Yahoo! defines as, "the deep Web".
It's a pilot programme with initial content providers including Financial Times content from FT.com, the Wall Street Journal Online, Forrester Research , New England Journal of Medicine, ConsumerReports.org, thestreet.com and the IEEE. Additionally, content from Factiva, LexisNexis AlaCarte! pay-as-you-go, Thomson Gale and ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) will be included soon.