Pending Yahoo! personalized search announcement
By Charlene Li
I wrote a few days ago about an email I recevied from Yahoo! about improvements to their personalized search offering. I had a briefing with Yahoo! on Thursday, and although I'm under embargo from discussing any of the details, I've been told "if you want to say that Yahoo! has something coming in personalized search that expands on My Yahoo! Search beta which was released in October of 2004, please do so."
So I'm doing this and feeling a bit of a tool being used by the Yahoo! PR team. But not so much, that I thought it was worth passing the heads-up to you. I'll have more details next week when the embargo lists. Suffice it to say for now that my previous post is fairly accurate in describing the different approaches Google and Yahoo! are taking to personalized search.
So now, I'm wondering when Ask Jeeves and A9.com will come out with improvements to their personalized search offerings. Stay tuned!