100 Days of Obama Searches

  • Posted April 29th, 2009 at 7:22 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Search

It’s been 100 days into President Barack Obama’s administration – this week also marks the first 100 days of an Obama search extravaganza. Users all over the world have turned to Yahoo! Search to learn about the stimulus plan, the housing bill, the First Family, and even Bo, the First Dog. From the beginning, it […]

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Yahoo! oneSearch Tops Mobile Search Experience Study

  • Posted April 28th, 2009 at 11:00 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Mobile

Yahoo! was ranked as the overall top mobile search provider in a recently published benchmarking study from Gomez, Inc. and dotMobi. The study was developed to “compare and rank the mobile Web experience provided by the top businesses in the airline, banking and search industries.” It tested and rated mobile search services across five “critical […]

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Sun, Fun, and Search in Ibiza

Although the fabulous Spanish island of Ibiza may be better known for its beaches and disco sunrises, it was the backdrop last week for a different kind of party: Two gatherings of researchers and technologists discussed the future of Web search, with a focus on semantic search. The first of these meetings, organized and sponsored […]

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Top Search Technology Proposals in the Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges

This week, Yahoo! Labs announced the winners of our inaugural Key Scientific Challenges Program, where we provide seed funding and support for a handful of top Ph.D students who submitted proposals in Yahoo! Labs core research areas. Yahoo!’s senior research scientist Evgeniy Gabrilovich, who helped review the contest entries along with Ravi Kumar, Belle Tseng […]

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Tune in Tonight: Dinner Impossible – “Yahoo! Search Scramble”

Chef Irvine with VP of Marketing Raj Gossain and Search SVP Tuoc Luong What happens when we put a few folks on the Yahoo! Search team in aprons and task them to cook a meal for 450 hungry Yahoos? Find out tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network’s Dinner Impossible episode, “Yahoo! Search Scramble.” […]

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BOSS Update: Delicious, Advanced Language, and News Capabilities

  • Posted April 9th, 2009 at 8:00 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: BOSS

Today we’re adding several new tools to the Yahoo! Search BOSS developer war chest: Delicious content, advanced language capabilities, and news sorting functionality to the BOSS news service. Like the BOSS Keyterms, Search Monkey, and Site Explorer features released recently, these new additions will empower BOSS developers with more insight into their search results to […]

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Weather Report: Yahoo! Search Index Update

  • Posted April 7th, 2009 at 9:33 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Weather Report

We’ll be rolling out some changes to our crawling, indexing and ranking algorithms over the next few days and expect the update will be completed soon. As you know, throughout this process you may see some ranking changes and page shuffling in the index. To share your thoughts or check in with other Yahoo! Search […]

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Image Search Preview Page Overhaul

We’ve revamped the Yahoo! Image Search preview page to make it a lot easier to use. Now, when you click on an image from the image search results page, the top bar opens to reveal a richer and sleeker interface that displays a larger view of the image, more search results, and popular related searches. […]

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Search Innovation on Display at Alt Search Engines Conference

The Yahoo! Search BOSS team attended the Alt Search Engines conference in San Francisco earlier this week, and we came away from the conference even more convinced that there’s still a lot of room for innovation in search.  We saw dozens of demos of search engines in various stages of development, many of which use […]

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Bringing Truthiness to Search

Fans of the Colbert Report may be familiar with the host’s notion of truth as defined by the individual – otherwise known as “truthiness.” As strange an idea as this may be, we believe there’s some legitimacy to the idea that people want sources of information that only confirm and never contradict their world view. […]

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