Yahoo opens up search resources

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Yahoo has today announced a new tool that will let developers create their own search tools based on its framework and engine.

Launched today Yahoo Search Boss provides developers wiuth access to the firm's search technology infrastructure, giving them the ability to build their own customizable search experiences and "disrupt the search industry", it said.

"Today, the search market is generally limited to three major search engines to drive innovation and growth," said Prabhakar Raghavan, chief strategist for Yahoo Search.

"BOSS opens up the playing field for developers and companies to disrupt the search market, become principals in search and build new Web search experiences that offer more choice for users."

Developers and businesses can use BOSS' API and framework of tools to start developing their applications and web search experiences now, and are provided with a number of resources and examples that can help them along, Yahoo said.
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