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Submission + - Yahoo Announces Open Search Platform

CHaN_316 writes: Yahoo is announcing that they're opening up their search platform. It will allow third-party developers to modify search results by adding images, deep links, and structured data. Anyone will be able to create their own modifications and share them with users. "For example, Yelp, one of the launch partners, will include a photo, review information and the address and phone number of the business [on the Yahoo search results page]." Users will be able to turn on/off these modified search results. The desired effect is similar to the popular GreaseMonkey plugin for Firefox. The screenshots of this looks pretty compelling. More info can be found at the Yahoo Search Blog.

Comment Re:"Don't be evil"?? (Score 2, Insightful) 245

The problem is, we're talking morality here, not law. Google's motto is "do no evil", not "break no laws". Applying your logic to morality only leads to relativism, where there ceases to be any absolute good just because there's multiple subjectively valid claims to it. And it's this that really bugs people. With that kind of thinking, "evil" means almost nothing at all because the line between good and evil is a moving target.

And correct me if I'm wrong, but there is such a thing as being tried for legal acts in foreign countries. Canadians and Australians can be tried in their home country for sex tourism abroad.

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