Largest Cache of Internet Data Released by Yahoo

Tech companies are competing against one another for attracting the top talent in the field of artificial intelligence and Yahoo! Inc. has made a dramatic move in this area; it is giving away a massive amount of data about how the interaction of users with its services. The embattled internet firm announced on Thursday that the largest cache of data concerning internet behavior would be released by them, which would include the hovers, clicks and scrolls of about 20 million anonymous users who have visited Yahoo’s finance, sports, real estate and various other pages. Only universities will have access to this trove and it is expected to provide researchers with a real-world and rare look at the online behavior of a large number of people.After dealing with years of stagnant…


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