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July 18, 2005

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ITConversations Podcast


ITConversations has posted a podcast of my "from the labs" talk at the O'Reilly ETech 2005 conference. At the time of this talk, Dr. Gary Flake was Director of Yahoo!s Research Lab, and he discusses the philosophy behind the Research Lab. He also demonstrates some of the new tools being developed a Yahoo!, including a collaborative prediction system (with prizes!) in which you can participate. The MP3 runs 17:25 and is 8mb in size.

And let me say, I really admire what ITConversations is doing. They provide a great service to the community, with nothing but support form the community. It's a sort of PBS for the Internet era.

Also, they plug my book on their site, which obviously pleases me.

March 1, 2005

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O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference


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.

July 7, 2004

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Behind the Scenes at Yahoo Labs

Gary Price interviewed me for Search Engine Watch, where the interview can be read in three parts:

  • Part 1 — "Dr. Gary Flake is Principal Scientist & Head of Yahoo! Research Labs. In this wide-ranging interview, he talks about the daily work of researchers at Yahoo Labs, and what they're doing to make search better."
  • Part 2 — "In this second of three parts, he talks about the challenges of indexing various types of information, and Yahoo's efforts at realizing a current hot trend -- personalized search."
  • Part 3 — "In this final installment, he touches on a wide range of other search related topics."