Yahoo announced that it is shutting down Search Boss, the set of tools it has offered since 2009 to help developers and others build their own search engines.
In 2010, following the Microsoft/Yahoo search and advertising partnership announcement, Yahoo addressed the future of the service indicating it would keep it around utilizing algorithmic search results by Microsoft.
At Yahoo, we’re always looking for ways to streamline and simplify products for our customers. With this focus in mind, we will discontinue BOSS JSON Search API, BOSS Placefinder API, BOSS Placespotter API and as well BOSS Hosted Search, on March 31, 2016.
If you’re concerned about the closure of Search Boss (frankly, I haven’t heard anybody talk about it in quite some time), you can check out an FAQ page here.
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