Search Hacks at Yahoo! Hack U

We are wrapping up the Spring 2009 season of Yahoo! Hack U – Yahoo!’s university hack day competitions. This season, students produced a group of hacks built on Yahoo! Search APIs, including: • FireSale (by Patrick R. Jordan of University of Michigan): This cleverly named hack uses FireEagle and Local Search via YQL. It provides […]

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Inquisitor iPhone App Goes Global

  • Posted March 25th, 2009 at 1:52 pm by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Mobile

Earlier this month we launched Inquisitor for the iPhone, making mobile search even faster by auto-completing your search and giving suggestions as you type. Now the application is available from the Apple Store for users in these countries: • Canada • UK • France • Germany • Italy • Netherlands • Spain • Sweden • […]

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Yahoo! Search at SES & SearchAppalooza

A handful of Yahoos are headed to New York next week to participate in panels at Search Engine Strategies (SES) Expo. Here’s a list of where we’ll be – stop by our panels or booth 1011 to say hello and hear what we’re up to. Tuesday, March 24 1:45pm-2:45pm Chitika Workshop: SearchAppalooza – Kick-Ass Apps […]

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Internet Explorer 8 with Instant Visual Search Suggestions from Yahoo!

  • Posted March 19th, 2009 at 12:00 pm by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Search, Search Tips

Today, we are introducing instant visual results under the search box for the Yahoo! optimized version of the new Internet Explorer 8. Instant visual results are rolling out in three categories: Weather, Movie Reviews and Showtimes, and Stock Quotes. When you type a query from any of these three categories in Internet Explorer 8, instant […]

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Find Images Fast with New Filters on Image Search

The array of images available on the Web can be both a great resource and a daunting challenge. So, based on recent user tests, The Yahoo! Image Search team built new filters to make searching for images on the Web easier and faster. This new set of filters helps you find what you want quickly, […]

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Embed Videos, Games, and Docs the Easy Way with SearchMonkey

  • Posted March 12th, 2009 at 9:00 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: SearchMonkey

Creating enhanced results just got a lot easier with a new SearchMonkey feature that allows site owners and developers to embed flash video, games, and documents directly in Yahoo! Search results. The premise is simple: if you have a flash video, game, or document (like a presentation or spreadsheet) embedded on a page, adding a […]

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SearchMonkey and BOSS Take on ETech

Yahoo! Search, Yahoo! BOSS, and Yahoo! Developer Network will be at ETech, O’Reilly’s flagship Emerging Technology conference, in San Jose, CA, next week. Stop by and visit us at Booth Four on March 10 to 11 to talk about the latest trends and technologies in search. We’re also hosting a session on March 10, where […]

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Inquisitor: Now on iPhone

  • Posted March 5th, 2009 at 8:59 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Mobile

Today Inquisitor goes mobile for the iPhone, making the application ubiquitous across platforms. Searching on-the-go should be quick and easy – that’s why we focused on making the design of the Inquisitor application simple and seamless so you can get your answers quickly. Inquisitor Mobile Search auto-completes your search and gives suggestions as you type […]

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