Bad Weather Equals Negative Restaurant Reviews

A new study from Georgia Tech and Yahoo Labs researchers shows that weather and demographics play a significant role in determining how positively or negatively someone will review a restaurant online. In short, bad weather equals bad reviews.

New Research on Tumblr Answers Questions on Social Network

New research from scientists on the Yahoo Labs Search and Anti-Abuse team serves to answer questions regarding Tumblr that put the social-networking site into context when comparing it to others including Twitter and Facebook.

Dr. Rafail Ostrovsky Offers Techniques for Boosting Cloud Security

We are fortunate to have had Dr. Rafail Ostrovsky, Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at UCLA, present a talk on "Cloud Security: Threats, Challenges and Solutions" today at Yahoo.

Webscope Adds 50th Dataset

We are very pleased to now share our 50th dataset in our Webscope data sharing program.

Our Exciting New Partnership with Carnegie Mellon University

We’re thrilled to announce a new five-year, $10 million partnership with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to advance research in mobile and personalization.

Yahoo Labs featured by MIT Technology Review

Chief Scientist and Head of Yahoo Labs, Ron Brachman, was recently interviewed by Tom Simonite of the MIT Technology Review. Read the latest on what's going on inside the Labs.

Can Cities Make Us Happy?

Researcher Daniele Quercia explores the science of future cities by examining how to make urban spaces "happier."

Yoelle Maarek named 2013 ACM Fellow

We are extremely proud to share that our Research Vice President and Head of Yahoo Labs in Haifa and Bangalore, Yoelle Maarek, was named a 2013 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow this week.

Let it SNOW (again)!

We are proud to announce SNOW 2014, the Second Workshop on Social News On the Web!

Dr. Fei-Fei Li Makes the Case for Computer Vision During #BigThinkers Talk

We were pleased to host our final #BigThinkers speaker series guest of the year, Dr. Fei Fei Li, earlier today.