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Article No. 357 July 13, 2008

Build your own search engine with Yahoo! BOSS

Yahoo! is opening up its search engine with BOSS (Build Your Own Search Service). This means that anyone can now tap into its search technology with nearly no restriction. Hakia and Me.dium are two of the early adopters.

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Thanks for mentioning us as one of the companies using BOSS. I am part of the community team at Me.dium and if you have any questions, comments, or feedback on our new search engine please send me an email at cmaller@me.dium.com We are very excited about the new release.

Me.dium’s Social Search, which leverages the Yahoo! Search BOSS platform, provides an entirely new level of information on top of traditional search. Me.dium’s Social Search harnesses the activity of the crowds to let you find information that has relevance based on what people are actually surfing right now.

Me.dium’s technology lets the inherent activity of real people – not robotic crawlers – determine relevance. Me.dium’s Social Search results show what people are surfing and find interesting, right now. While other search engines base relevance on how content links across pages, Me.dium’s Social Search shows you the most popular news, reviews, pictures and videos that other people are actually looking at in relation to your search term. And as the activity of the people online changes, so do the search results.

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Thanks for mentioning us as one of the companies using BOSS. I am part of the community team at Me.dium and if you have any questions, comments, or feedback on our new search engine please send me an email at cmaller@me.dium.com We are very excited about the new release.

Me.dium’s Social Search, which leverages the Yahoo! Search BOSS platform, provides an entirely new level of information on top of traditional search. Me.dium’s Social Search harnesses the activity of the crowds to let you find information that has relevance based on what people are actually surfing right now.

Me.dium’s technology lets the inherent activity of real people – not robotic crawlers – determine relevance. Me.dium’s Social Search results show what people are surfing and find interesting, right now. While other search engines base relevance on how content links across pages, Me.dium’s Social Search shows you the most popular news, reviews, pictures and videos that other people are actually looking at in relation to your search term. And as the activity of the people online changes, so do the search results.