Thursday, July 27, 2006

Yahoo Hires DB Guru to Compete with Google

Yahoo named on Monday a database guru to study links between computer and human-aided search.Raghu Ramakrishnan, formerly professor of computer sciences at UW-Madison, is now at Yahoo Research helping the company define its social search strategy. Yahoo sees social search as a major part of its strategy against Google. Google relies on computer-aided search, but does have some products -- such as Google Co-Op -- that rely on user expertise. See Full Story

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