17 May 2006

Yahoo! relaunches research site

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Yahoo! Research project
Yahoo! Research has just launched an updated version of its website.

It focuses on four research areas: search, machine learning, microeconomics and media experiences and design.

The media experiences and design research area has been “set up to explore and invent social media and mobile media technology and applications that will enable people to create, describe, find, share, and remix media on the web”. Notwithstanding Yahoo!’s public commitment to tap into the collective knowledge of its users, this research area (the only one dealing with users at all) seems to be the smallest if we take the number of publications as a measure.

The featured research project in this area, Zone Tag, allows you to quickly and easily upload images from your camera phone to Flickr, and tag them based on your previous tags and those of your network.

Curiously, the site has no rss feed.

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