Yahoo announced on Monday it acquired startup SkyPhrase to make finding what you want online easier, without using disjointed words and phrases in the search form.
The company said via a blog post SkyPhrase will be joining its Yahoo Labs team in New York. The four-person startup gained popularity earlier this year for its software that turns inquiries written in natural language into something the database understands.
The platform will allow Yahoo web users to get more personalized search results when entering various queries, such as “Find an American Airlines flight next week from New York to Los Angeles.”
“In Yahoo, we have found a company that not only shares our vision, but delivers a rich collection of information and services to a massive user base. We are excited to join Yahoo Labs to continue to work on our shared vision of making computers deeply understand people’s natural language and intentions,” SKyPhrase said in a statement. “We can’t wait to take things to the next level together.”
Yahoo hasn’t revealed financial details related to the deal.
SkyPhrase joins the long list of startups acquired this year by Yahoo, from Tumblr to app maker Lexity and media aggregator Summly.
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OK? OK. Let’s begin:
Nope nope nope.
Nooooope! Moving to Kansas. Bye!
#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist "same dam time" future- Rihanna… (fuckin drake fukkin Chris at the same damn time)
— Enter Name (@king_0f_this) June 14, 2012
Last night in NYC, Drake, Chris Brown, and Meek Mill participated in a barroom brawl of sorts, one that is rumored to have been entirely based around Rihanna. The fight has captured the attention of Twitter, especially with the involvement of one of today’s biggest rappers (Drake), and biggest R&B singers (Chris Brown).
The people have decided to build Brown and Drake a bit of a playlist, mocking their fight last night, and perhaps giving us some really jazzed songs to bump to should they ever fight again.
So just what songs would be perfect for a Drake/Chris Brown throwdown?
#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist "Same Girl" By R-Kelly And Usher
— THE ILLUMINATI (@ThelIluminati) June 14, 2012
#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist Drake : YOLO *throws bottle* , ChrisB : Duecessss *tries too run , get hit in chin* , Rhianna : Mandown !
— R E A L ★ B I T C H (@she_moansWinnie) June 14, 2012
#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist britney spears hit me baby one more time
— /.Shanti (@Journey2DaPast) June 14, 2012
#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist Thats My Hoe – Future
— d i a m o n d (@TheDiamonddLife) June 14, 2012
#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist , young joc it's going down
— Marcus Lamar ♋ (@PavedGreatness) June 14, 2012
— Steven Smith (@StandardSteven) June 14, 2012
#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist The Girl Is Mine – Michael Jackson
— Crystal (@CrystalBosset) June 14, 2012
— Me & Mrs. Jones (@asharatheauthor) June 14, 2012
#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist Whoop That Trick- Djay
— Peter Quill (@killdeshaan) June 14, 2012
#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist Yamaha Mamma – Chris Brown ft Drake
— Corey Broyles (@CBroyles3) June 14, 2012
#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist I Need A Doctor – Eminem
— Carvellz (@Tempahkid) June 14, 2012
Take note, promoters. Should you ever negotiate something a little more official than two guys throwing bottles at each other over girl, we’ve compiled the perfect playlist for you right here.
— Matthew Boyle (@mboyle1) May 12, 2013
Matthew Boyle is a reporter for Breitbart.com. He is referring to comments made by his colleague Lee Stranahan at BlogCon 2013 in Dallas earlier today.
— Loud Talker (@loud_talker) May 12, 2013
The tide seems to be turning, and in a big way.
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Longtime Castle showrunner Andrew Marlowe is handing over the reins.
After six seasons of managing the day-to-day duties, series creator Marlowe is turning over responsibilities to executive producer David Amann, who, over the years, has penned some of the show’s biggest and buzziest episodes, including those featuring the show’s notorious 3XK killer.
“Over the past four seasons, David has proven himself to be a tremendous leader and a great steward of our show’s unique voice. I’m excited to continue our creative collaboration as he assumes his new responsibilities,” Marlowe said in a statement via ABC.
Marlowe will reportedly maintain a day-to-day presence at the show, which continues to be a stalwart for the network, ranking second in its time slot last season, but he will also put energy into developing new projects, as he has an overall deal with ABC Studios.
Castle closed out Season 6 with a cliffhanger (of course!) that left Richard Castle’s (Nathan Fillion) fate unknown, following a fiery car crash on his wedding day. The show returns for a new season in the fall — presumably with its title character.