Yahoo! Research

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Yahoo! Research
FormationJanuary 19, 2004; 15 years ago (2004-01-19)[1]
TypeContract research organization
Key people
Ronald J. Brachman (Head & Chief Scientist of Yahoo!)

Yahoo! Research is a research organization established on January 2004[2] within Yahoo!. It is headed by Ron Brachman.[3]

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",[4] 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.[5]

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  1. ^ "Yahoo! Inc. - Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  2. ^ "Yahoo! Establishes Yahoo! Research Labs" (Press release). Yahoo!. 2004-01-19. Retrieved 2007-07-02.
  3. ^ "About Yahoo! Research". Archived from the original on October 5, 2007.
  4. ^ Gueorgi Kossinets; Duncan J. Watts (2009). "Origins of Homophily in an Evolving Social Network1". American Journal of Sociology. 115 (2). CiteSeerX doi:10.1086/599247.
  5. ^ Grossman, Lisa (December 31, 2009). "The Ties That Bind". Science News. Retrieved July 2, 2016.

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