Searching “Deep Web Content”

The so-called “deep web” – millions of access-restricted Web sites containing content that search engines typically cannot access – is now searchable, according to Yahoo! who this week announced the beta launch of Yahoo! Search Subscriptions.
The idea of the service, says Yahoo! – which claims an audience of 372 million unique users – is to enable users to search multiple online “subscription content” sources and the Web from a single search box. (Subscription content includes for-pay news and reference Web sites.)
“We are in the very early stages of providing our users with access to the deep web through Yahoo! Search Subscriptions and over the coming months we plan to expand this program to further accommodate our users’ wide range of interests,” said Eckart Walther, vice president, product management, Yahoo! Search. “For the first time, publishers can bring content to their subscribers on a broad scale through a leading search engine.”
Searching “Deep Web Content” For Personal Subscription Content @ XML Journal