Yahoo Bangalore develops Podcasting

By agencies   |   Friday, 21 October 2005, 07:00 Hrs
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BANGALORE: Yahoo, Internet's biggest brand, has announced its entry into podcasting with the beta release of Yahoo! Podcasts.

Yahoo! Bangalore has been the brain behind this new product with the entire product development happening out of the Bangalore Software Development Center, Yahoo said.

The new Yahoo! Podcasts service enables consumers to easily find, listen to, rate and review online audio programs.

''Audio search technology developed at Yahoo! Bangalore is the most sophisticated vertical search product to-date. It incorporates large scale feeds, sophisticated matching heuristics, accurate extraction of multi-media content from web crawls, and predictive relevance and ranking to accommodate a variety of parameters including popularity, keywords and download locations,'' Dr Prasad Ram, Chief Technology Officer, Yahoo! R&D, India said.

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