Yahoo Acquisitions since Overture

Yahoo! has a history of looking for and acquiring companies and their technology and hiring employees from those businesses. I focused upon the most recent companies with this post and will follow up soon with the rest that I can uncover. Here are several Yahoo acquisitions since October 2003: 3721 Network Software Co. 3721 Network … Read more

Can Google Read Your Mind? Processing Predictive Queries

predictive queries

A patent application published this morning doesn’t involve ESP but attempts to anticipate what searchers are looking for. In addition, the document has the names of some prominent Google employees on it. Anticipated query generation and processing in a search engine United States Patent Application 20050283468 Published: December 22, 2005 Filed: June 22, 2004 This … Read more

Early Google Acquisitions

With all of the recent acquisitions by Yahoo! and Google, I decided to take a closer look at some Google Acquisitions. I’m glad I did. I came across a couple of papers I hadn’t seen before and learned a little more about some of Google’s employees that I didn’t know. Many of the Google acquisitions … Read more