You know, I'm starting to like Yahoo more and more. I like the stance that they took with Microsoft, and I like the fact that they are continuing to roll ahead business as usual. Case in point, over at the Yahoo Search blog they announced that they are looking to build the next generation of search. According to the post, "Yahoo! Search is changing the search game and we're looking for the brightest technical minds in the business to help us build the next generation of search." You see this is what Microsoft should be doing... focusing on the next generation of search. I guess that is why Microsoft is interested in the Yahoo Search product.
You have to love Yahoo's careers section on their site. http://careers.yahoo.com/techjobs.php
Very creative. Yahoo's attempt at improving their search product involves an interesting little monkey known as "SearchMonkey". SearchMonkey allows developers and site owners to use structured data to make Yahoo! Search results more useful and visually appealing, and drive more relevant traffic to their sites. Once you create your applications, you can use it yourself and share it with others. For more information, developers can go to the SearchMonkey Developer Guide. Fight the good fight Yahoo, fight the good fight.
Labels: Gord Hotchkiss on Yahoo, Search Monkey