ResearchBuzz: Yahoo Announces Yahoo Labs
"Yahoo on Monday announced Yahoo Research Labs at http://labs.yahoo.com, describing it as " a research organization focused on inventing new technologies and solutions relevant to strategic Yahoo! businesses. The group will pursue a portfolio of topics that include pay for performance search, web search, vertical businesses and platform technologies." […] The first thing it lacks is some kind of API or at least guidelines on how programmers might use Yahoo data (since Yahoo is a searchable subject index, and is divided into categories, you could do some really fun stuff with the search data.) There needs to be more communication between Yahoo users and Yahoo."