Yahoo’s New Crowdsourcing Predictalot App Picks NCAA Winners

Forget the brackets in the office NCAA Tournament pool. This year, Yahoo is offering an application drawing on the wisdom of crowds to make sense out of March Madness.

Key Scientific Challenges Blog Series: Privacy and Security

The responsibility to earn and keep our users’ trust is not just a matter of Yahoo policy (although that is critical too), it’s also a technical challenge that requires scientific innovation to continuously improve and maintain.

The Invisible Hand of Machine Learning

Even though machine learning has such a broad influence on the Internet, it can be quite difficult to recognize. This is primarily because machine learning’s benefits are often hidden -- they are the spam emails you don't see, the uninteresting news articles you don't see, and the irrelevant search results you don't see, just to name a few.

Surfing the Data Wave: The Problem of Managing Events and Updates for Hundreds of Millions of Users

Although social networking and content aggregation seem like different applications, at the core they share a key mechanism: collecting the most recent content from a set of producers, and distributing it to a set of consumers.

Hack U™ 2010

The entrepreneurial dreaming and passionate coding continues unabated.

National Academy of Engineering Elects Andrei Broder as New Member

Andrei Broder is recognized for his contributions to the science and engineering of the World Wide Web.

A Quick Look Back: Academic Relations 2009

It’s no wonder Yahoo has a strong connection with universities. Started by two grad students in a trailer on campus at Stanford, Yahoo continues to stay close to its roots in a number of ways.

Yahoo Invites Graduate Students to Help Invent the Future of the Internet

Second annual Key Scientific Challenges Program brings together top minds in academia and industry.

Key Scientific Challenges Blog Series: Green Computing

Increasing demand for the web services and applications that have become such a central part of our lives (like email and web video, just to name a few) is also causing a steady rise in the need for more and more computing power to make all of theses services work and work well.

Yahoo Labs Takes Best Paper Win at WSDM 2010

Yahoo Labs had another outstanding presence with 17 accepted papers, and winning the Best Paper Award out of a total of 45 accepted papers.