Highlights from Yahoo! SearchSpeak

  • Posted February 12th, 2010 at 9:44 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Search

This week we showed you some of our hard work from the past six months. On Wednesday, we held “Yahoo! SearchSpeak,” an event for media at our headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif., to share Yahoo!’s focus on and commitment to creating an amazing search experience.

Our new Senior Vice President of Search Products, Shashi Seth, joined Prabhakar Raghavan, Senior Vice President of Yahoo! Labs and Yahoo!’s Search Strategy, Larry Cornett, Vice President of Search Consumer Products, and David Pann, Vice President of Search Advertising, to share what we’ve been up to and preview some cool things we’re working on for the future. Here’s a video with some highlights from the event:

Some of the innovations in our demo included our Winter Olympics shortcut (which is live today), updates to Search Assist, Twitter integration, and a new idea we’re working on in our labs that will let you circle an area on a map on your iPhone and find restaurants within that area.

“Yahoo! has been in search, is in search, and will continue to be in search in the future,” Shashi said at SearchSpeak. “That is the stake we have put in the ground and we will continue to drive great features.”

We also talked about the great opportunity to make search results more useful for people by presenting them with actual things, rather than just basic links to Web pages – we see it as moving from a “Web of pages” to a “Web of things.” As we continue in this effort, our rich search results will help you discover and explore information that matters most to you.

You can check out the full footage from the event (except for the part during our unfortunate power outage!) and learn more about Yahoo! Search from Shashi and our execs.

Yahoo! Search Team

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