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Yahoo has taken a major step in the evolution of search APIs with today's release of BOSS (Build Your Own Search Service). The BOSS platform lets developers build their own full-blown custom search applications on Yahoo's index of the Internet, the same infrastructure that underlies Yahoo Search.
The new Google Patent Search API is now available and lets you search over 7 million patents via code. It is part of the AJAX Search API suite of content-specific Google search utilities such as book search, government search, code search and others.
Yesterday's Mashup of the Day was a fun one for those who miss the good old days of command shells, goosh.org, "the unofficial google shell". Developer Stefan Grothkopp coded this on top of the Google Ajax Search API to give you a command shell for interacting with Google search queries.
ResultR deserves mention as it's a meta search engine mashup built by two self-described "Web 2.0 Kids" as a high-school project. With it you can create your own search engine by choosing from 30+ sources you might want to include in your results.