March 31, 2005
... Google's Labs and API were held up as exemplars of a modern internet business, while Yahoo was seen as floundering in a sea of accountants, pop-up ads, and Britney Spears. But Yahoo has learned its lesson. Research.yahoo.com, launched last month, is the same idea as labs.google.com - a showcase for new and interesting projects - but it's better. Unlike Google, Yahoo publishes its papers, names its researchers and says what it is up to. One-nil to Yahoo. —Guardian Unlimited
Yes. Hell yes. Someone finally gave YRL some props.
March 1, 2005
The O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference celebrates the hands-on imperative of the hacker, champions an architecture of participation on which to build the future, and shines a light on the innovations coming from non-traditional sources in an effort to get them on to everybody’s radar. While the initial impact of these innovations may seem small, their ripple effects can have a huge impact in the larger computing arena. What you touch at ETech, you’ll be using in the products, applications, and services of tomorrow.’
I’ll be speaking in the section called (surprising enough) From the Labs: Yahoo! Research Labs, on March 15th, 11:15am, in the California Ballroom B & C.