PlayerSearch Blog

by Ted Kasten, Founder of PlayerSearch

KallOut Wins BOSS Mashable Challenge, Socialmention Wins Runner Up

Congrats to KallOut and Socialmention!  KallOut is a pretty cool plug-in that is well worth checking out.

http://mashable.com/2008/10/14/boss-mashable-challenge-winners/

Thanks to Adam Hirsch, Mashable and the Yahoo BOSS Team.  It was great being part of this contest and I look forward to expanding our use of Yahoo BOSS API’s.

My previous coverage is here.

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October 14, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Voting Begins for BOSS Mashable Challenge

The field has been narrowed down and Player Search has been selected as one of the top 10 finalists for the Yahoo BOSS Mashable Challenge!  You can vote for Player Search here: http://mashable.com/2008/10/07/voting-boss-mashable-challenge/

Overview of the contest:

The BOSS Mashable Challenge pits developer against developer.  How do you win?  Build a kickass mashup – search engine or any other Web app – using the BOSS API and any other data sources/technologies. Yahoo! Search BOSS is a completely open API from Yahoo! Search.  It gives developers access to highly scalable Web, news and image search technology without the need to make large infrastructure investments.  More details of the contest can be found here.

Our submission:

Player Search is a vertical search engine for sports that searches local and national news, video, photos, stats and more for content targeted to individual professional, collegiate and Olympic athletes.  Player Search leverages Yahoo BOSS APIs for its site search and news search categories as well as photos from Flickr.  Player Search searches the full spectrum of on-line sports content from mainstream sources such as Yahoo and CBS Sports to local newspapers, team websites, and sports blogs as well as the latest video highlights from ESPN, NFL Network, MLB.com and many others.”

Voting (in case you missed the link above!):

You can vote for Player Search here: http://mashable.com/2008/10/07/voting-boss-mashable-challenge/

Thank you to Matt Schauf at FantasySportsBusiness.com and Derrick Eckardt at RotoNation for their posts and support.  Much appreciated!

Thank you for your support!

Ted

October 7, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 1 Comment

PlayerSearch Highlighted in Yahoo BOSS Mashable Challenge

PlayerSearch is highlighted in the Yahoo BOSS Mashable Challenge.

http://mashable.com/2008/10/02/final-showcase-boss-mashable-challenge/

October 3, 2008 Posted by | Announcements | , | Leave a comment