Yuil, the New Search Engine from Yahoo

Yuil is a mashup of Yahoo search results (using their BOSS platform). The interface looks like that of the alleged Google killer cuil. The service runs on Google App Engine. BOSS is unique among search engine APIs, giving developers full level of control over results generated by Yahoo’s search engine.

“Developers are only just starting to tap into the power afforded by the BOSS API - we’ll probably see dozens of similar search engines like this pop up over the next few months. The difference between these, and the generic API-based engines we’ve seen before, is that developers will be able to manipulate and reorder the results to make them more meaningful - something that APIs from most other search engines prohibit” says TechCrunch.

In a surprising  move, Yuil is actually the product of Yahoo VP of Platforms, Sam Pullara, who is using the site to show off Yahoo’s recently-released BOSS API. BOSS is unique among search engine APIs, giving developers an unprecedented level of control over results generated by Yahoo’s search engine.

Source: Techcrunch

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