Yahoo! Opens Search Technology Infrastructure

Jul 11, 2008

Yahoo! Inc. introduced a new open web services platform, Yahoo! Search BOSS (Build Your Own Search Service), which gives third parties access to Yahoo! Search Technology, including the ability to re-rank and control the presentation of web search results. BOSS provides developers and companies access to its algorithmic search infrastructure without incurring the costs required to build web-scale search experiences. BOSS allows for control over the presentation and ranking of web search results as well as unlimited queries per day. Its framework allows developers to blend Yahoo! Search results from web, news, and image indexes with any data source from across the web.