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Yahoo Search's Twilight Years

  •, Friday, August 21, 2009 3:46 PM

Yahoo's Ivan Davtchev believes there's still an "awful lot that is still up in the air about Yahoo search," according to Tom Krazit, who overheard him say this at the recent Search Engine Strategies conference. For starters, it's been rumored that Yahoo will close certain search application programming interfaces (APIs).

During a SES panel discussion, Microsoft's Sasi Parthasarathy, speaking on behalf of Yahoo, dismissed the API rumors. The news about the closing of the Yahoo Term Extraction API was noticed on a public Yahoo message board for search professionals, rather than as unsourced Internet scuttlebutt.

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