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Dropbox Partnering With Microsoft

by Alex Giamas on  Nov 11, 2014

As announced at Web Summit last week, Dropbox has partnered up with Microsoft. Dropbox already hosts over 35 Billion Office documents, spreadsheets and presentations. This is value that Microsoft is willing to capture and allow for deeper integration between Office and Dropbox users. We examine what this partnership brings to both ends and the user and how the Cloud Storage market is shaping.

Yahoo Drop the Axe on YUI

by João Paulo Marques on  Aug 31, 2014

Yahoo has just announced they will immediately stop all new development on Yahoo User Interface (YUI).

AlchemyAPI and The State of Deep Learning

by Alex Giamas on  Apr 04, 2014 1

AlchemyAPI recently announced a taxonomy and a sentiment analysis API based on deep learning that can help transform digital content into ad inventory. IBM, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook, Google and others are working in the deep learning space. We take the high level view of what deep learning is all about and what are the key advances throughout the past months in the field.

Microsoft Ditches the Stack Ranking System. Yahoo! Lays off 600 because of It

by Abel Avram on  Nov 16, 2013 3

Yahoo! has recently laid off about 600 employees based on a ranking system introduced last year, while Microsoft is ditching their system to relieve some of the pressure from their staff.

Reactions to Yahoo!’s Decision to Forbid Employee Telecommuting

by Abel Avram on  Mar 01, 2013 8

Yahoo!’s recent decision to call all employees to work from company’s offices has raised some questions especially throughout the telecommuting community. Is this a disguised move to lay off people? Is it a misunderstanding of how remoting is to be managed? Is this the right move for Yahoo!?

Yahoo! Axis! Of! Incompetence!

by Alex Blewltt on  May 24, 2012

Yahoo! have released a search plugin Axis which allows clients to search for web content with graphical previews rendered on the server. Unfortunately, they also leaked their private Chrome signing key with the Chrome extension. Read on for more.

Yahoo! Open Sources Mojito, a JavaScript Framework Promising Write Once, Run Anywhere

by Abel Avram on  Apr 03, 2012

Yahoo! has open source Mojito, a framework for creating reusable widgets incorporated in various web applications and executed either on the client or the server-side without code change.

Yahoo! Has Open Sourced YSlow

by Abel Avram on  Feb 18, 2012 3

Yahoo! has decided to open source YSlow. Developers no longer need to submit feature requests to Yahoo!, being able to improve the tool themselves. Comparing YSlow with Google Page Speed.

Hortonworks Announces Hadoop Data Platform

by Abel Avram on  Nov 01, 2011

Hortonworks, a company created in June 2011 by Yahoo! and Benchmark Capital, has announced the Technical Preview Program of Data Platform based on Hadoop. The company employs many of the core Hadoop contributors and intends to provide support and training.

Schema.org - Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! Agree on a Common Markup Vocabulary [Updated]

by Abel Avram on  Jun 06, 2011

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! have decided to propose a common markup vocabulary, Schema.org, based on the Microdata format, simplifying the job of webmasters who want to give meaning to their web pages content.

Hadoop Redesign for Upgrades and Other Programming Paradigms

by Ron Bodkin on  Feb 18, 2011

Yahoo recently announced and presented a redesign of the core map-reduce architecture for Hadoop to allow for easier upgrades, larger clusters, fast recovery, and to support programming paradigms in addition to Map-Reduce. The new design is quite similar to the open source Mesos cluster management project - both Yahoo and Mesos commented on the differences and opportunities.

Yahoo! Releases S4, a Real Time, Distributed Stream Computing Platform

by Tim Cull on  Nov 23, 2010 5

This month, Yahoo! released a new open source framework for "processing continuous, unbounded streams of data." The framework, named S4, allows for massively distributed computations over data that is constantly changing. InfoQ examines some of the examples and compares S4 to other technologies.

Yahoo! Updates from Hadoop Summit 2010

by Ron Bodkin on  Jul 12, 2010

The Hadoop Summit of 2010 started off with a vuvuzela blast from Blake Irving, Chief Product Officer for Yahoo. Yahoo delivered keynote addresses that outlined the scale of their use, technical directions for their contributions, and architectural patterns in how they apply the technology.

Yahoo! Offers Its Traffic Server to Apache

by Abel Avram on  Nov 04, 2009

Shelton Shugar, SVP Cloud Computing at Yahoo!, has announced the donation of its Traffic Server (TS), an HTTP cache server, to Apache during his keynote at Cloud Computing Conference.

Presentation: Pipes and Y! Query Language

by Abel Avram on  Feb 27, 2009

In this presentation filmed during QCon SF 2008, Jonathan Trevor presents two Yahoo! technologies: Pipes and Y! Query Language (YQL). Both technologies can be used to process data obtained from various sources, but while Pipes is limited to Yahoo web services, YQL can process many types of data.

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