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Friday, August 05, 2005
Dan Farber writes about Yahoo’s plan of a major investment from its nearly $500 million annual engineering spend to build out its own world-class research group. Yahoo has its sights set on Nobel prizes and making breakthroughs to ensure the future of the company. Search and creating more personalized user experiences that take advantage of underlying data and relationships is still in an infant phase. Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and other major players understand that the spoils will go to those who provide answers, rather than links, and develop ways in which billions of consumers and creators of content can participate in an economic and social value chain. Raghavan, Head, Yahoo Research says he will be able to attract top talent given yahoo's standing and the opportunity to impact Yahoo’s audience, who account for 12 to 15 percent of all the Web activity worldwide (Yahoo’s numbers) and adds that Yahoo has an amazing pointing to "Ten terabytes of data, which for a scientist is pretty appealing.".
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