Yahoo Makes Big Push In India

Yahoo “announced the expansion of its India R&D operations with the launch of Yahoo! Labs – Bangalore, its first in India. Dr. Rajeev Rastogi will be vice president and head of the new lab.

Yahoo! Labs – Bangalore “will be a focused on making the Web more relevant and simple for users and advertisers. Rastogi was appointed to assemble a world-class team of scientists and engineers to focus on new approaches to information extraction and machine learning, multimedia and query processing,” Yahoo announced.

“Yahoo! Labs – Bangalore intends to build its world-class team, which is focused on delivering the most valuable insights and leading edge technologies to delight all of our customers worldwide,” said Dr. Prabhakar Raghavan, SVP and Head of Yahoo! Research. “Rajeev’s background and expertise in product development, as well as his deep experience in research will strengthen our leadership in international research and technology and leverage knowledge from across the region,” the company press release stated.

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