Yahoo BOSS
BOSS (Build your Own Search Service) is Yahoo!'s open search web services platform. The goal of BOSS is simple: open up Yahoo!'s search infrastructure and enable third parties to build revolutionary search products leveraging their own data, content, technology, social graph, or other assets. Developers, start-ups, and large Internet companies can use BOSS to build and launch web-scale search products that utilize the entire Yahoo! Search index. BOSS gives you access to Yahoo!'s investments in crawling and indexing, ranking and relevancy algorithms, and powerful infrastructure. By combining your assets and ideas with our search technology assets, BOSS is a platform for the next generation of search innovation. The API uses a RESTful interface and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.
Java, PHP, Ruby, Python, Perl, C#
API key, OAuth
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  • The Yahoo BOSS Mashup is an experimental Python library that allows to interact with third party resources, independently from XML, JSON, or RSS protocols. This project features support for SQL...
  • University papers and educational ebooks and documents.
  • Librables brings together a community of word lovers. In our site you will be able to find any kind of documents and official manuals (pdf, txt, word, ppt, etc), books and eBooks.
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Yahoo BOSS OAuth Code Samples
Yahoo BOSS offers customized solutions to improve search experiences. The Yahoo BOSS OAuth code samples aim to facilitate authorization for implementation practices, adjusting to C#, Java, Node.js, PERL, PHP, and Ruby languages. Some of the additional references include BOSS API specification, Yahoo BOSS API Arguments, and Universal Yahoo Sponsored Search Ads.
Yahoo BOSS Code Samples
With Yahoo BOSS, users can build projects to integrate customized searching engines. Code examples are available in C#, Java, Node.js, PERL, PHP, and Ruby languages. These samples are accompanied by other resources such as API keys, documentation, and Yahoo APIs, which use RESTful interface and display XML/JSON responses.
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pwtempuser pwtempuser AskToStudy

Who the ****s In Town?

Towns Of The World

pwtempuser pwtempuser Latest Technology Headlines

pwtempuser pwtempuser Serach-Is_easy

Avilag - PDF Finder

Best Place Live

DoAt (do@)





Jopedia - Supreme Encyclopedia

pwtempuser pwtempuser Control Manuals


Herman Tolle Eldoxea


Opinion Crawl

Ted DRAKE Fyvr - An Amazon search with HTML5 goodness



pwtempuser pwtempuser Trends Buzz

Ted DRAKE Insider Arts

Ted DRAKE V3GGIE - Vegetarian Search Engine

Ted DRAKE Insider Food

Al iMusicMash


Rhapsody Record Label Search

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pwtempuser pwtempuser Age Directory


Free Printables Online - Kidsuki.CoM

pwtempuser pwtempuser News Twit

Wundrbar for iPhone

frank Hot Keywords Trends


Mobile Public Domain Books

Viet Anh Nguyen DocJax Document Search Engine

Brendan King StepRep Online Reputation Monitor

Mike Darnell Headup

pwtempuser pwtempuser Only Apple Stories

Tour de Sound

termCloud Search


Popular Phrase Research

pwtempuser pwtempuser What Does Web Think?

TubeGotChi Music Artists

News Stories by Presidential Candidate

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popmoo - for music

pwtempuser pwtempuser Player Search

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pwtempuser pwtempuser Tianamo - Web Discovery with BOSS


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Yahoo BOSS
The Yahoo BOSS Mashup is an experimental Python library that allows to interact with third party resources, independently from XML, JSON, or RSS protocols. This project features support for SQL functions, auto-transformation of resource-oriented API, and mashup output available in XML or JSON.
EDU Libs EDU Libs
University papers and educational ebooks and documents.
Librables Librables
Librables brings together a community of word lovers. In our site you will be able to find any kind of documents and official manuals (pdf, txt, word, ppt, etc), books and eBooks.
AskToStudy AskToStudy
You can find various learning programs and ask your questions about them. Additionally we try to find related questions about each program on Yahoo Answers and related discussion on twitter. If that is not enough we also provide you with search results closely related to the degree from Yahoo search engine.
Who the ****s In Town? Who the ****s In Town?
Warning: Not safe for work. Stranded somewhere and wondering who the ****s in town to hang out with? This hack lets you dig through the people you follow on Twitter and makes them searchable by city, state and country. You can even dive deeper and explore the friends of your friends in town.
Towns Of The World Towns Of The World
All the news, tweets, Books, videos, images, maps and information for every town, country and region in the world.
Latest Technology Headlines Latest Technology Headlines
This page lets you view the latest technology headlines from across the web and the best sources on a single page.
Serach-Is_easy Serach-Is_easy
A search tool using several APIs to aggregate results.
Avilag - PDF Finder Avilag - PDF Finder
Avilag Engine created to help you find files that may be useful guides as a general guide, install guide, or just general data that can be read online or download.
Best Place Live Best Place Live
Realtime content from helps users find job opportunties, travel and leisure destiniations, real estate trends, concerts and more in over 1500 cities.
DoAt (do@) DoAt (do@)
DoAt (do@) is a new mobile search engine for the iPhone. DoAt is an open platform for answering search queries and any developer can submit a web app to answer any type of query (music, movies, weather, restaurants, etc.).
Askives Askives
Askives is an intelligent answer service. You can comment on all answers and the service is free.
TagsUp TagsUp combines search engines from dozens of companies and returns web, image, video, shopping, auction, classified, realtime, news, blog or discussion results.
Autoportalz Autoportalz
A site to get any information about automobiles such as images, video, questions and answers.
Keewl Keewl
Keewl 2.0 Search Engine
Jopedia - Supreme Encyclopedia Jopedia - Supreme Encyclopedia
Jopedia Supreme Encyclopedia serves you web pages, tweets, videos, images and encyclopedia articles about your query.
Control Manuals Control Manuals
Free control and automation engineering ebooks, This site developed by MSN API and Yahoo Boss Api.
TrackTVLinks TrackTVLinks
Search for online video and movies and display twitts and various info about the movie you're looking for
Eldoxea Eldoxea
E-Learning document search engine and online viewer. Users Google Docs
SpellBoy SpellBoy
An online spell checker. This service was an iGoogle Gadget to improve spelling while using Google's web search that generates over 100,000 visitors per day. This web site is an enhanced version of that gadget.
Opinion Crawl Opinion Crawl
Get a real-time Web sentiment assessment on any current topic. See the issues driving the sentiment in a positive or negative way. Enterprises can get custom reports on specific topics.
Fyvr - An Amazon search with HTML5 goodness Fyvr - An Amazon search with HTML5 goodness
This search engine is a testbed for HTML5 coding. It uses Amazon, YQL, and more. The site looks best in Firefox 3.6+, Safari, and Chrome. There is no hacking to work with older browsers.
iPap is a celebrity spotting service utilizing mobile technology and Google maps. The idea is that whenever you see a celebrity out and about, you can use your iPhone to iPap them and let the world know where they are and what they're up to.
MovieDNA MovieDNA
iPhone app collecting all kinds of information on movies, actors, directors, using a variety of APIs.
Trends Buzz Trends Buzz
Most popular searches all over the Internet.
Insider Arts Insider Arts
Art and history search engine based on Yahoo BOSS and powered by international museums.
V3GGIE - Vegetarian Search Engine V3GGIE - Vegetarian Search Engine
Vegetarian search engine based on Yahoo BOSS and more.
Insider Food Insider Food
Food search engine powered by local experts and bloggers.
iMusicMash iMusicMash
Mobile web app. Integrates an iTunes library, videos from YouTube, lyrics from LyricWiki and similar songs from LastFm. Recently added photos from Yahoo's BOSS API, Eventful concerts, and Twitter.
Supersearch Supersearch
Combined search of Google, Yahoo! and Bing, combining results into a single grid and reordering results based on those found in more than one location. Multi-language support also offered.
Rhapsody Record Label Search Rhapsody Record Label Search
Search the Rhapsody archive by record label. Combines the Yahoo search engine API and the Rhapsody data and playback APIs. This is an alternative way to browse and discover new music.
Spezify Spezify
A search aggregator that displays the results from sites like Yahoo, MSN, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube in a visually appealing way.
A Rails app that identifies news and trends by launching an EC2 cluster running the Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop to process Wikipedia log files. Charts and news are displayed using Google and Yahoo APIs.
TweetTrendDunno TweetTrendDunno
Ever wonder what these Twitter trending topic are all about? TweetTrendDunno helps you get informed.
GYbrowse GYbrowse
Search engine that joins the results from Google and Yahoo using Google AJAX Search API and Yahoo BOSS API letting you to search on Google and Yahoo at the same time.
LinkSensor LinkSensor
LinkSensor semantically analyzes pages on-the-fly and highlights key concepts in the text. When your mouse is over a highlighted word, LinkSensor suggests other relevant articles from the blog or other sources. Can be used for contextually relevant ads.
Age Directory Age Directory
Age Directory uses Yahoo BOSS to figure out the accurate age of your favorite celebrity.
NewsTrendz NewsTrendz
Normalizes Google Trends, Twitter Trends, and Yahoo Buzz to find out why they are hot across Twitter, News, Blogs, and Web Search.
Free Printables Online - Kidsuki.CoM Free Printables Online - Kidsuki.CoM
Kidsuki is a printable coloring pages search engine for kids that uses Google and Yahoo.
News Twit News Twit
Displays news headlines along with recent, related tweets.
Wundrbar for iPhone Wundrbar for iPhone
Wundrbar is an app for quick search, reference, news, travel, local info, and more. Wundrbar for iPhone is basically a super-app providing access to over 50 different services, all from one place.
Hot Keywords Trends Hot Keywords Trends
Find out which keywords are hot lately. This mashup combines Google Hot Trends, Yahoo BOSS Search and Yahoo BOSS Images Search API, and Technorati API.
Knoxos Knoxos
A browser for the Web of the past. Go back in time and rediscover how sites looked years ago. See how fast information evolves in wikis. Uses BOSS, (URL patterns as an API), and the MediaWiki API.
Mobile Public Domain Books Mobile Public Domain Books
Allows users to search, read and request reprints of 4 million public domain books from their mobile phone. Uses APIs from Google Book Search, the Internet Archive and Yahoo BOSS.
DocJax Document Search Engine DocJax Document Search Engine
DocJax is a search engine for documents, which allow you to search documents and e-books, preview them and even download them for free.
StepRep Online Reputation Monitor StepRep Online Reputation Monitor
StepRep allows you to monitor, manage and build your online reputation. StepRep searches websites, blogs, twitter, social containers and photo and video sites.
Headup Headup
Headup is a Semantic Web Firefox addon that brings you content related to your interests, friends and contacts.
Only Apple Stories Only Apple Stories
Page updates every 5 minutes with the latest Apple news from Slashdot, Digg, Delicious, Gizmodo, Tuaw, AppleInsider, Yahoo News, Arstechnica, Cult of Mac and more. New stories are posted on Twitter, Tumblr and in real time.
Tour de Sound Tour de Sound
A music mashup pulling data from Amazon AAWS, YouTube, LyricWiki and Yahoo BOSS.
termCloud Search termCloud Search
The main idea is to turn the search process into an act of learning in itself. The app generates a term cloud as a way to explore a subject area, getting an overview over the central terms surrounding a query and navigating the result set.
spy spy
spy :: visualizes the conversations on Twitter, Friendfeed, Flickr, Blogs and more. spy can listen in on the social media conversations you're interested in.
Popular Phrase Research Popular Phrase Research
Ranks phrases according to their popularity among authoritative sites. Uses Yahoo BOSS to do this and presents a tag cloud of results. The tag cloud is interactive, so you can click to drill further. Source code available.
What Does Web Think? What Does Web Think?
A site that uses Yahoo BOSS to answer yes/no questions such as "Is Elvis Alive?" or "Should I buy a new car?"
TubeGotChi Music Artists TubeGotChi Music Artists
A place where you can gather information about music artists from videos, imeem songs, playlists, lyrics, news, artists and more.
News Stories by Presidential Candidate News Stories by Presidential Candidate
Find out which candidate is most actively discussing subjects that interest you. This widget tells you how many news stories on yahoo contain a candidate name and your search phrase for the past 7 days. The widget uses the Yahoo BOSS API.
TuneChimp TuneChimp
TuneChimp lets you discover the best music from any artist: Listen to top tracks, learn more about them through videos, photos, bios, news, and lyrics. This mashup uses APIs including Yahoo Boss, and Flickr.
popmoo - for music popmoo - for music
the latest in music artists and song info. Integrates APIs including MTV, YouTube and Yahoo BOSS.
Player Search Player Search
A search engine for sports fans. Pulls in sports and team links, news, photos and videos from all over the web. Uses multiple APIs including Yahoo BOSS and AOL Video.
4hoursearch 4hoursearch
Use Yahoo BOSS API to search. Developer Sam Pullara says: It took 4 hours to write the initial code, 4 hours for it to go from unknown to 20 hits per second, 4 hours looking for a domain name and 4 hours to build the brand new UI.
Tianamo - Web Discovery with BOSS Tianamo - Web Discovery with BOSS
Tianamo uses Java to plot search keywords on a dynamically-generated 3D terrain. Clicking on the terrain will let you navigate through related topics while search results are displayed on the right.
Search tips and lifehacks such as 6 ways to..., how to and ... 10 tips. Japanese version is at
SenseBot SenseBot
SenseBot represents a new type of Search Engine that delivers a summary in response to your query instead of a collection of links. SenseBot takes results from Google, Yahoo or Live and summarizes them as a text digest on the query topic. Patent Pending.