Yahoo! Research

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Yahoo! Research is a research organization established on January 2004[1] within Yahoo!. It is headed by Ron Brachman.[2]

Topics within Yahoo! Research include: Internet search, Machine Learning, Microeconomics, Media Experience, and Community Systems.

Locations include:


Yahoo! Research has produced findings of scholarly significance, publishing an article titled Origins of Homophily in an Evolving Social Network,[3] in The American Journal of Sociology. This article looks at patterns of friendship as indicated by email sending patterns, and, more broadly, shows the promise of using technological and internet-based sources in social science research.[4]


  1. ^ "Yahoo! Establishes Yahoo! Research Labs" (Press release). Yahoo!. 2004-01-19. Retrieved 2007-07-02. 
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