Interview with head of Yahoo! Research [Tech Confidential]
In a long interview with The Deal’s Tech Confidential, Prabhakar Raghavan, head of technology research at Yahoo! Inc., says Yahoo!’s goal is to let Internet users retrieve precisely the information they’re seeking on the Web without having to search for it.
“We have this huge mountain of data, and it raises fascinating questions about how we can use that to better the experience for our users,” he says. “How do you create a sentient network of properties that seems to give the user exactly what they’re looking for at every point, and not just with a search emphasis”?