Yahoo's search model developing a new face

Head of Yahoo Labs Prabhakar Raghavan talks WWW and the future of Search with SF Chronicle's James Temple

Yahoo Cloud Serving Benchmark

With the many new serving databases available including Sherpa, BigTable, Azure and many more, it can be difficult to decide which system is right for your application, partially because the features differ between systems, and partially because there is not an easy way to compare the performance of one system versus another.

2010 UCSD Hack U Wrap-Up

The Hack U season concluded with a great week at the University of California, San Diego.

A Day in the Life of Three Campus Relations Managers

The Yahoo Academic Relations team consists of campus relations managers and program managers to create a customized approach to campus engagements. Covering about 30 schools in the U.S. and more than 10 in India, the team works with key contacts on campus to strengthen Yahoo’s relationship with academia and get the most value for Yahoo’s business. We recently caught up with the team’s campus relations managers last month to capture what they do on their visits.

Yahoo Scientist Questions ROI of Kardashian's Sponsored Tweets

At Ad Age Digital Conference, Duncan Watts Explains His Model for Predicting Value of Influencers on Twitter

Fooling You with Science…and Gossip

In the wake of last year’s Ideological Search success, the team at Yahoo Labs did our best yesterday to further our understanding of deep April Fool’s science. We used sophisticated methods from context-insensitive grammars, nonlinear pessimization and pseudorandom variables.

Hack U at the University of Texas, Austin

I love Austin. It's a fine city with weather so great in March that it makes me scared to visit in June. This was our first time at University of Texas in Austin, but we had an awesome visit.

This time we brought a mighty party of folks from Yahoo to do some classes. I gave a talk about how to optimize web applications for mobile and how YQL can be used for that.

Yahoo India Hosts David Reiley as part of the Big Thinkers India Series

David Reiley kicked of the 2010 India Big Thinkers Series on March 19th presenting "Does Retail Advertising Work? Measuring the Effects of Advertising on Sales via a Controlled Experiment on Yahoo".

Crowdsourcing the N.C.A.A. Tournament

Yahoo has built a new tool for this year’s tournament intended to determine which of these results are most likely.

Testing the Wisdom of Crowds on the Madness of NCAA Basketball

We invite you to join a new experiment we cooked up at Yahoo Labs called Predictalot, a game that takes NCAA tournament pick ‘em to entirely new extremes.