Yahoo Introduces Yahoo Search Developer Network

    March 1, 2005

Yahoo Inc. a leading global Internet company, today announced the launch of the Yahoo! Search Developer Network…

…developers with sample code, tools to share ideas and expertise, as well as showcase applications written and distributed by developers.

“We have worked closely with the development community to create a new program designed to stimulate open discussion, experimentation and development of new search applications,” said David Ku, director of engineering, Yahoo! Search. “We believe that it is critical to provide the development community with both the search APIs and interactive resources to help foster the discovery of innovative applications leveraging Yahoo! Search Technology.”

The Yahoo Search Developer Network features Yahoo! Search APIs which span Web search verticals, search engine marketing and direct advertising products including:

  • Web search – leveraging Yahoo! Search Technology
  • Image search – the largest image search index on the Web with more than 1.5 billion images
  • Video search – providing users with one-click access to any video
  • News search – with more than 7,000 news sources
  • Local search – the most popular destination online for local information
  • Spelling correction – advanced search query spelling correction technology
  • Related searches – advanced search query recommendation technology
  • Overture – access to its search engine marketing API program

In addition to providing the APIs, the Yahoo! Search Developer Network also enables developers to share knowledge through an interactive online community that features: mailing lists and discussion groups dedicated to each API, an application showcase, a weblog, and a “wiki” that provides developers with the ability to ask questions, share ideas and provide feedback on how best to utilize the APIs.

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