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Yahoo! settles! yodel! case!


Wylie Gustafson - the yodelling cowboy responsible for the distinctive sound of Yahoo! - has settled his case with the Internet giant.

Details of the settlement have not been disclosed but Mr Gustafson is reportedly delighted with what's on the table.

Indeed, one report claims Mr Gustafson let out an ecstatic "ya-hoooooooo!" when he spoke to a journalist about Yahoo!'s decision to settle.

Last week it emerged that Mr Gustafson was suing Yahoo! for $5 million claiming that the Internet company had used his yodel on its commercials without paying for it.

Yahoo!'s decision to move swiftly will, no doubt, have come as a surprise to some folk.

But that aside, the most lasting effect of this case will surely be the fact that Mr Gustafson has been introduced to a whole new audience.

El Reg for one will be keeping its eye on his Web site just in case Mr Gustafson and his musical friends decide to tour the UK. ®

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