Yahoo Looking For Heroes? Opening Research Lab in India

The Business Standard of India reported today that Yahoo was establishing a research lab in Bangalore, India. Seems it is not only popular in the sci-fi hit, Heroes.

In language not far from the television show, Prabhakar Raghavan, head of Yahoo Research in Bangalore, told the Standard, "the researchers currently we have are extremely talented and work on state-of-the-art technologies. The scientists we are looking to hire are the ones who define start-of-the-art next generation technologies."

With one of the world's largest and most varied databases, Yahoo uses their researchers to not only run the day-to-day operations, but to develop businesses for the future, Raghavan said.

Yahoo also announced the launch of its 'Big Thinker' lecture series in India from January 2007. This globally renowned series will have lectures on science, technology and internet and will feature experts from the Yahoo think tank. The lectures will target academia, scientists, the corporate world and the media. They will feature topics such as community systems, web search, pricing on the internet and web mining.

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