May 31, 2014
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Yahoo! BOSS, the Build Your Own Search Service, has seen a series of upheavals in the last two years. When Yahoo! announced its Search partnership with Microsoft, it looked that Yahoo! BOSS might not survive for long. However, that was not the case. Yahoo! BOSS has come back strongly this year with paid version V2 and major updates to the BOSS API. In a sign that it is alive and kicking, it has announced a new home for Search BOSS and three new product offerings under the BOSS umbrella along with API updates.
A new API Discoverability search engine and a robots.txt type-format have been launched today at Gluecon. As API deployment continues to grow exponentially, API providers face increasing challeneges in getting their public APIs noticed, while API developer-consumers are facing more difficulties in discovering potential APIs that can add value to their supply chain.