Yahoo Releases 13.5 Terabytes Of User-Behavior Data To Researchers

Yahoo wants to give researchers more insight into how consumers interact with news about the latest Lexus RS 2016 model, Anaheim Ducks hockey team, Spalding basketballs, Star Wars, Microsoft’s transition to Windows 10 and updates to Bing, Internet-connected devices, and Google self-driving cars, among a plethora of other things. So the company is making 13.5 terabytes of uncompressed data available for use and review. The move aims to spur innovation, per the company. It’s equal to more than 119 billion events consisting of interactions with news items. Yahoo says it aims to spur innovation as part of the Yahoo Labs Webscope data sharing program. The program is a reference library of scientifically useful datasets for non-commercial use by academics and other scientists. Suju Rajan, director of research for personalized Science…


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