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Strata Week: Google unveils its Knowledge Graph

By Audrey Watters
May 17, 2012

In this week's data news, Google updates its search features with a Knowledge Graph, while the U.S. House of Representatives de-funds surveys that helped businesses construct theirs.

Strata Week: Google unveils its Knowledge Graph

Strata Week: Google unveils its Knowledge Graph
By Audrey Watters
May 17, 2012

In this week's data news, Google updates its search features with a Knowledge Graph, while the U.S. House of Representatives de-funds surveys that helped businesses construct theirs.

Understanding Mojito

Understanding Mojito
By Simon St. Laurent
May 10, 2012

O'Reilly editor Simon St. Laurent talked with Yahoo's Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz about the possibilities Node opened and Mojito exploits. Yahoo's Mojito is a different kind of framework: all JavaScript, but running on both the client and the server.

Publishing News: DoJ lawsuit is great news for Amazon

By Jenn Webb
April 13, 2012

Amazon does a happy dance as five of the Big Six publishers and Apple are sued by the DoJ. Elsewhere, Yahoo looks to increase revenues with ebook ads, and B&N lights up its Nook.

Publishing News: DoJ lawsuit is great news for Amazon

Publishing News: DoJ lawsuit is great news for Amazon
By Jenn Webb
April 13, 2012

Amazon does a happy dance as five of the Big Six publishers and Apple are sued by the DoJ. Elsewhere, Yahoo looks to increase revenues with ebook ads, and B&N lights up its Nook.

Four short links: 5 April 2012

By Nat Torkington
April 5, 2012

Who Else Uses Masonry Style? (Quora) -- list of sites using the multi-columns effect as provided by the jQuery plugin. Will Hatchette Be First Big 6 Publisher To Drop DRM? (Paid Content) -- DRM “doesn’t stop anyone from pirating,” Hachette SVP digital Thomas said in a publishing panel at Copyright Clearance Center’s OnCopyright 2012. “It just makes it more...

The vision behind Yahoo's Cocktails platform and Livestand app

By Joe Wikert
March 26, 2012

In this TOC podcast, Yahoo architect fellow and VP Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz shares Yahoo's vision of the Cocktails platform and Livestand project. He also says Mojito, a component of Cocktails, soon will be open sourced.

The vision behind Yahoo's Cocktails platform and Livestand app

The vision behind Yahoo's Cocktails platform and Livestand app
By Joe Wikert
March 26, 2012

In this TOC podcast, Yahoo architect fellow and VP Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz shares Yahoo's vision of the Cocktails platform and Livestand project. He also says Mojito, a component of Cocktails, soon will be open sourced.

Strata Week: Machine learning vs domain expertise

Strata Week: Machine learning vs domain expertise
By Audrey Watters
March 22, 2012

This week's data news includes another look at the Strata Conference's debate about machine learning versus subject matter expertise, Raghu Ramakrishnan moves from Yahoo to Microsoft, and more social data comes to Google Analytics.

Strata Week: Machine learning vs domain expertise

By Audrey Watters
March 22, 2012

This week's data news includes another look at the Strata Conference's debate about machine learning versus subject matter expertise, Raghu Ramakrishnan moves from Yahoo to Microsoft, and more social data comes to Google Analytics.

Strata Week: The data behind Yahoo's front page

By Audrey Watters
February 16, 2012

In this week's data news: Yahoo visualizes its front page traffic and demographics, why Tumblr is tougher to scale than Twitter, and a look at what you need to consider as you build visualizations.

Strata Week: The data behind Yahoo's front page

Strata Week: The data behind Yahoo's front page
By Audrey Watters
February 16, 2012

In this week's data news: Yahoo visualizes its front page traffic and demographics, why Tumblr is tougher to scale than Twitter, and a look at what you need to consider as you build visualizations.

Commerce Weekly: Yahoo's new CEO has data focus

Commerce Weekly: Yahoo's new CEO has data focus
By David Sims
January 6, 2012

Yahoo's new CEO sees gold in the company's datasets, and the week between Christmas and New Year's Day is chock full of app downloads. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

Commerce Weekly: Yahoo's new CEO has data focus

By David Sims
January 6, 2012

Yahoo's new CEO sees gold in the company's datasets, and the week between Christmas and New Year's Day is chock full of app downloads. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

Four short links: 28 November 2011

By Nat Torkington
November 28, 2011

Twine (Kickstarter) -- modular sensors with connectivity, programmable in If This Then That style. (via TechCrunch) Small Sample Sizes Lead to High Margins of Error -- a reminder that all the stats in the world won't help you when you don't have enough data to meaningfully analyse. Yahoo! Cocktails -- somehow I missed this announcement of a Javascript front-and-back-end...

Search Notes: More scrutiny for Google, more share for Bing

Search Notes: More scrutiny for Google, more share for Bing
By Vanessa Fox
April 15, 2011

In the latest Search Notes: Courts continue their interest in Google while Bing edges its way up in market share. Plus: Yahoo BOSS relaunches.

Search Notes: The future of advertising could get really personal

Search Notes: The future of advertising could get really personal
By Vanessa Fox
March 30, 2011

In the latest Search Notes: A look at how Google is using its data to make even more predictions; Yahoo and Bing continue to evolve their search experiences; and a look at how search could change advertising and help a few other industries along the way.

Four short links: 28 January 2011

By Nat Torkington
January 28, 2011

NiftyUrls -- open source elegant wee RSS dashboard. I haven't looked into the source yet, but I'm already thinking of applications. The PirateBox -- small piece of hardware that creates a wifi network for local filesharing. Not connected to the Internet. (via BoingBoing) More Hammer, Less Yammer (Julian Bleecker) -- If you’re not also making — you’re sort of,...

Four short links: 5 November 2010

By Nat Torkington
November 5, 2010

S4 -- S4 is a general-purpose, distributed, scalable, partially fault-tolerant, pluggable platform that allows programmers to easily develop applications for processing continuous unbounded streams of data. Open-sourced (Apache license) by Yahoo!. RDF and Semantic Web: Can We Reach Escape Velocity? (PDF) -- spot-on presentation from the data.gov.uk linked data advisor. It nails, clearly and in only 12 slides, why...

Four short links: 29 June 2010

By Nat Torkington
June 29, 2010

The Diary of Samuel Pepys -- a remarkable mashup of historical information and literature in modern technology to make the Pepys diaries an experience rather than an object. It includes historical weather, glosses, maps, even an encyclopedia. (prompted by Jon Udell) The Tonido Plug Server -- one of many such wall-wart sized appliances. This caught my eye: CodeLathe, the...

Four short links: 3 June 2010

By Nat Torkington
June 3, 2010

How to Get Customers Who Love You Even When You Screw Up -- a fantastic reminder of the power of Kathy Sierra's "I Rock" moments. In that moment I understood Tom's motivation: Tom was a hero. (via Hacker News) Yahoo! Mail is Open for Development -- you can write apps that sit in Yahoo! Mail, using and extending the...

Google's Fall Out With China - Making a Stand for Free Speech

By Sarah Sorensen
January 19, 2010

Time and time again, China has tested the digital world, trying to stifle its free information flow and control the resources that are open to its people. There are a long list of methods China has employed to clamp down on access...

A Box's Life

By Sarah Sorensen
January 6, 2010

I bet any parent can acknowledge that the wrapping paper and boxes the toys come in are often more exciting and inspire more imagination than the toys themselves. What kind of imagination can we apply to ensuring that boxes (and resources in general) are not overlooked for their usefulness? What extended life can we give to those things we create and what can we conserve in their creation?"

'Twas the Holiday Season in the Digital Age

By Sarah Sorensen
December 16, 2009

'Twas a night during the holidays, when all through the house Everyone was connecting and using their mouse. The screens were alight and holding their stares, While holiday music from iTunes loudly blared.

Four short links: 12 October 2009

By Nat Torkington
October 12, 2009

Snowball -- a small string processing language designed for creating stemming algorithms for use in Information Retrieval. (via straup on delicious) Insider Trades -- a Yahoo! Hack Day app that turned out to be worth continuing. Scans SEC systems every 30 seconds and alerts you if the stock you track has been traded by an insider. (via straup on...

Four short links: 20 August 2009

By Nat Torkington
August 19, 2009

DIY SPY - a homebrew 2.4GHz wi-fi spectrum analyzer -- As proof of concept (and a cool toy for anyone who has one of these lying around), I have implemented a working Wi-Fi spectrum analyzer on TI’s ez430-RF2500 development kit ($50), a 2-part USB dongle which consists essentially of a CC2500 radio strapped to an MSP430 low-power microcontroller (detachable...

Four short links: 13 August 2009

By Nat Torkington
August 12, 2009

Under the Hood of App Inventor for Android -- regular readers know I'm a big fan of visual programming language Scratch, and apparently Google are too. They've got twelve university classes testing App Inventor for Android, a visual connect-the-bits programming environment for Android. University classes probably because one of the co-creators is Hal Abelson, coauthor of the definitive programming...

Four short links: 31 July 2009

By Nat Torkington
July 30, 2009

On this day in history, Mt Fuji exploded (781), Daniel Defoe was put in the stocks for seditious libel but was pelted with flowers (1703), the first U.S. patent was issued (1790), and the radio show The Shadow aired for the first time (1930). Tokyo Cabinet: Beyond Key-Value Store -- description of Tokyo Cabinet and code examples in Ruby....

Four short links: 14 July 2009

By Nat Torkington
July 14, 2009

Twenty Questions about GPLv3 (Jacob Kaplan-Moss) -- twenty very challenging questions about the GPLv3. foo.js is a JavaScript library released under the GPLv3. bar.js is a library with all rights reserved. For performance reasons, I would like to minimize all my site’s JavaScript into a single compressed file called foobar.js. If I distribute this file, must I also distribute...

Four short links: 9 July 2009

By Nat Torkington
July 8, 2009

Ten Rules That Govern Groups -- valuable lessons for all who would create or use social software, each backed up with pointers to the social science study about that lesson. Groups breed competition: While co-operation within group members is generally not so much of a problem, co-operation between groups can be hellish. People may be individually co-operative, but once...

Four short links: 18 June 2009

By Nat Torkington
June 18, 2009

Harvard Study Finds Weaker Copyright Protection Has Benefited Society (Michael Geist) -- Given the increase in artistic production along with the greater public access conclude that "weaker copyright protection, it seems, has benefited society." This is consistent with the authors' view that weaker copyright is "uambiguously desirable if it does not lessen the incentives of artists and entertainment companies...

FBML, YML, OSML oh my! HTML, meet Social

By David Recordon
June 5, 2009

Given how quickly the Social Web is coming together, I believe that HTML will need to support social elements someday soon. It's great to see this type of innovation by Facebook running in the wild, but the web itself ultimately evolves best when multiple competing approaches come together. Just as OAuth brought together the best practices from AOL, Flickr, Google, Yahoo! and others, there is a similar opportunity to bring together FBML, YML and OSML along with the client-side benefits of XFBML.

Google's Sneaky Launch of Latitude's Location-Sharing API

By Brady Forrest
May 6, 2009

Google has extended their location sharing service Latitude (Radar post) with the first set of Latitude Apps. One of them is a blog badge for sharing your location publicly on a website. The other updates your GTalk status for sharing your location to your IM network. Both have to be turned on explicitly and allow you to share your...

Where 2.0 Preview - Tyler Bell on Yahoo's Open Location Project

Where 2.0 Preview - Tyler Bell on Yahoo's Open Location Project
By James Turner
April 14, 2009

Location can be a vague concept to pin down. To a surveyor, location means latitude and longitude accurate to a few millimeters, while to a cab driver, a street address would be much more useful. If you're German, I can tell you that I live in the United States. To a Californian, I live in New Hampshire. And to someone from Manchester, I live in Derry. Unfortunately, the way that location is currently stored and presented online is both non-uniform and frequently at a level of precision inappropriate for the end-user. That's part of what Open Location is trying to fix. Tyler Bell, who took his doctorate from Oxford to Yahoo, is currently the product lead for the Yahoo Geo Technology Group. At O'Reilly's Where 2.0 Conference, he'll be discussing Open Location.

Developing Mashup Air Apps: Yahoo Maps Web Services

By Marco Casario
March 10, 2009

Excerpted from Chapter 18 of the Adobe AIR 1.5 Cookbook. Mashup applications are based on the possibility of consuming remote data sources, and to create one, you need a good understanding of the APIs available. AIR offers even greater possibilities for creating mashup applications and widgets. With AIR, you can go beyond all the sandbox security of the browser and add advanced features to the application to interact with the file system or local storage with SQLite. This chapter demonstrates how to integrate the Flickr, Yahoo Maps, and Twitter web services to create desktop mashup applications with AIR.

Four short links: 4 Feb 2009

By Nat Torkington
February 4, 2009

Data, climate change, and location: Details on Yahoo's Distributed Database (Greg Linden) -- summary of Yahoo!'s PNUTS, "a massively parallel and geographically distributed database system for Yahoo!'s web applications." Greg keeps up with the papers from the search engine companies, and the insights he offers are great. For example, "Second, as figures 3 and 4 show, the average latency of...

An Interview with Tenni Theurer of Yahoo!

An Interview with Tenni Theurer of Yahoo!
By Suzanne Axtell
January 30, 2009

Yahoo! Search Distribution group's Senior Product Manager answers questions about her Web 2.0 Expo SF presentation coming up in April, checks her crystal ball for how the industry will change under President Obama, and shares her picks of cool stuff on the horizon.

Flickr Community Fills Gap

By Nat Torkington
December 21, 2008

In the recent round of Yahoo! layoffs was someone I'd just met, George Oates. She started the Flickr Commons, where galleries, libraries, archives, and museums can post photos and the community can tag them. She was a tireless ambassador, as well, with a gruelling travel schedule to bring the word to other institutions on what's possible. Her blog post about...

Podcast: YUI with Nate Koechley

By Andre Charland
June 26, 2008

In this episode I get an overview of the Yahoo User Interface Library (YUI ) from Nate Koechley. We cover topics including how Nate got started there, the various elements in YUI, why Yahoo builds and maintains this library. We also touched on some of the more unique elements of Yahoo's offering for JavaScript developers including their integration with Flash, the Yahoo Pattern Library and how Yahoo plans to get more open source with their code.

Tools for the Equity Research Toolbox

By Robert Passarella
June 24, 2008

When I was a kid, I would always remember commercials for a school called Apex Tech. One of their taglines was "look over the professional tools you get to keep when you finish your training". It's a lot like that today. Google News, along with Yahoo! Pipes are two tools that analysts, traders, and salespeople are discovering and using. Today...

Why Arrington is Wrong about Yahoo!-Google Deal

By Tim O'Reilly
June 14, 2008

I was inspired by Fred Wilson's excellent piece on the subject to add my own two cents to Mike Arrington's rant about how Yahoo!'s deal with Google is bad for the industry. I wrote the following in Arrington's comment stream, and will reproduce it here: Let me weigh in as well on why I don't think Google's dominance in search...

The YAHOO! User Interface Library - YUI

By Daniel Barreiro
June 13, 2008

Little more than a two years ago YAHOO! decided to make its library of cross-browser JavaScript components available to the public with a BSD license as the YUI, the YAHOO! User Interface library. It is now reaching the end of its second major version with dozens of minor versions, each new one bringing a few more components with it.

Yahoo BrowserPlus

By Rich Tretola
June 3, 2008

If you haven't yet heard of or installed the demo of Yahoo! BrowserPlus sneak peek, prepared to be both amazed and a little scared at the same time.

MySpace's Data Availability is not Data Portability

By David Recordon
May 9, 2008

Arguably vaporware, yesterday MySpace, Yahoo!, eBay, Photobucket (also owned by News Corp), and Twitter announced the Data Availability Initiative. While I could write at length about how this shows the big companies have already realized how to diminish the DataPortability group's brand by linking anything they do "data portability", that isn't the point of this post. The crux of the...

The battle for the cloud

By Tim O'Reilly
May 6, 2008

Andy Kessler has a great op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, The War for the Web: Microsoft was smart to walk away (for now) from its $44 billion bid for Yahoo. It's never good to overpay. But the software giant - whose stock has flatlined for eight years - was onto the right strategy in looking to the Web...

Building Better Silos

By Mike Loukides
April 10, 2008

It's been good to watch the use of OpenID spread. It's great to see that ma.gnolia.com has dropped "traditional login" in favor of OpenID. And I was encouraged to read about Yahoo's support of OpenID. Granted, it took me a while to get around to trying it. But when I got around to trying it, Yahoo!ID was a disappointment. The...

Flex GeoWeb with Yahoo AS3 Services

By Moxie Zhang
April 9, 2008

Web map has become an important utility of our daily life. We use it to plan a trip for directions, we use it to virtually walk around a city in 3D, we use it to find an apartment or a house from map mashup applications and so on. What if we want to ask more complicate questions to the web map, questions such as "How many Starbucks stores within 5 miles range of a dream house I can't take my eyes off, and I can drive to some of those stores in 3 minutes from the dream house?" Obviously for questions like this, merely putting markers/push-pins on the map is not enough.


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