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Prediction device, prediction method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A prediction device according to the present application includes an acquisition unit and a prediction unit. The acquisition unit acquires information on a current price at which a target product is bid at an auction. ... Yahoo Inc

Processing data across network elements

Techniques are described for providing automated recommendations of real-world locations, such as businesses, for users to visit based at least in part on historical location-preference information. The historical location-preference information used by the recommendation system may include the historical location-preference information of the person that requests the recommendation, other people explicitly identified as participants by the requestor, and/or other people implicitly determined to be participants. ... Yahoo Inc

Clustering of search results

One particular embodiment clusters a plurality of documents using one or more clustering algorithms to obtain one or more first sets of clusters, wherein: each first set of clusters results from clustering the documents using one of the clustering algorithms; and with respect to each first set of clusters, each of the documents belongs to one of the clusters from the first set of clusters; accesses a search query; identifies a search result in response to the search query, wherein the search result comprises two or more of the documents; and clusters the search result to obtain a second set of clusters, wherein each document of the search result belongs to one of the clusters from the second set of clusters.. . ... Yahoo Inc

Processing web page data across network elements

A system is provided that permits the use of classification information that can be interpreted by a computer system. To this end, a system and method may be provided for creating classification information that may be interpreted by a computer system. ... Yahoo Inc

User interface adjustment methods and systems

One or more systems and/or methods for adjusting a user interface based upon an orientation of an input object are provided. An input provided by an input object (e.g., a hand of the user) may be received through a display of a device (e.g., a touchscreen display of a smartphone). ... Yahoo Inc

Cross device information exchange using gestures and locations

A method, apparatus and software related product (e.g., a computer readable memory) are presented for exchanging information between two or more devices when they are in a close proximity using gestures and web technologies. According to an embodiment, the identification of one or more devices using gestures is asynchronous, so that the two or more devices do not have to be shaken together at the same time synchronously, which is one advantage over conventional approaches. ... Yahoo Inc

Maximizing relevance of delivered data using a single common identifier

System and method for displaying a data object together with its affiliate's additional object in a web page is provided. For each of a plurality of data objects, assign a unique content identifier and associate a category identifier that indicates to which one of the plurality of categories the data object belongs. ... Yahoo Inc

Systems and methods for online content recommendation

The present disclosure relates to computer systems implementing methods for online content recommendation. The computer systems may be configured to receive a training sample from a first client device corresponding to a predefined feedback interacting with online content displayed on the first client device; update a preexisting training database in real-time based on the received training sample to generate an updated training sample, wherein prior to being updated based on the training sample received from the first client, the training database includes a set of historical training samples; conduct a regression training to a computer learning model in real-time, using the updated training sample, to produce a set of trained parameters for an online content recommendation model; call the set of trained parameters in real-time to determine recommend online content for a second user with the online content recommendation model; and send the recommended online content to a second client device of the second user.. ... Yahoo Inc

Method and system for online user profiling

The present teaching relates to online user profiling. In one example, content associated with a first user of a social media network is obtained. ... Yahoo Inc

Automatic lock removal method for scalable synchronization in dynamic data structures

In one embodiment, a set of lock and unlock instructions in a read phase of a computer-readable program is replaced with a first set of tracking instructions, wherein the first set of tracking instructions track a set of locked objects identifying objects that would have been locked by executing the set of lock and unlock instructions. A second set of tracking instructions is inserted into the read phase of the computer-readable program, wherein the second set of tracking instructions track a set of read objects indicating versions of objects that are read. ... Yahoo Inc

Method and system for sponsored search results placement in a search results page

The present teaching relates to placing sponsored search results based on correlation of the sponsored search results. A search query is first received at a search engine from a user. ... Yahoo Inc

Outlier data detection

Online experimentation has been widely used to evaluate an effect of a new feature of an online product on user engagement. One challenge is that an existence of outliers can often complicate the analysis of such experimental results. ... Yahoo Inc

Seasonal query suggestion system and method

A seasonality-aware search assist identifies seasonal search query suggestions using seasonal information associated with the seasonal search query suggestions. A user's search query input, temporal information associated with the user's search query input and a seasonal information associated with each seasonal-aware search query suggestion candidates may be used to identify a number of seasonal search query suggestions for presentation to the user. ... Yahoo Inc

Content summation

As provided herein, a user of a client device is identified as viewing content (e.g., a movie) and generating user signals related to the content (e.g., a social network post about the movie). An expression of interest may be determined from the user signals (e.g., the user may write “this scene is amazing!” within the social network post). ... Yahoo Inc

12/08/16 / #20160359791

Computerized notification system and method for delivering breaking news content

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in a content system supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data across platforms, which data can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

12/08/16 / #20160359790

System and method for determining and delivering breaking news utilizing social media

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in a content system supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data across platforms, which data can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

12/08/16 / #20160358227

Computer event-based processing to identify content to include in multiple web pages

The amount of time that a web page is displayed by a browser is tracked. The amount that is charged to a content provider, whose content item is contained within the web page, is determined based on this amount of time. ... Yahoo Inc

12/08/16 / #20160357770

System and method for automatic storyline construction based on determined breaking news

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in a content system supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data across platforms, which data can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

12/08/16 / #20160357748

Image searching

As provided herein, a domain model, corresponding to a domain of an image, may be merged with a pre-trained fundamental model to generate a trained fundamental model. The trained fundamental model may comprise a feature description of the image converted into a binary code. ... Yahoo Inc

12/01/16 / #20160353030

Image capture component

One or more systems and/or methods for capturing an image are provided. In an example, an application interface (e.g., a weather application interface), within which the image is to be populated, may be identified. ... Yahoo Inc

12/01/16 / #20160350815

Representing entities relationships in online advertising

The present teaching, which includes methods, systems and computer-readable media, relates to providing a representation of a relationship between entities related to online content interaction. The disclosed techniques may include receiving data related to online content interactions between a set of first entities and a set of second entities, and based on the received data, determining, for each one of the set of first entities, a set of first interaction frequency values each corresponding to one of the set of second entities, and determining, for each one of the set of second entities, a second interaction frequency value. ... Yahoo Inc

12/01/16 / #20160350800

Detecting coalition fraud in online advertising

The present teaching, which includes methods, systems and computer-readable media, relates to detecting online coalition fraud. The disclosed techniques may include grouping visitors that interact with online content into clusters, obtaining traffic features for each visitor, wherein the traffic features are based at least on data representing the corresponding visitor's interaction with the online content; determining, for each cluster, cluster metrics based on (one or more statistical values of) the traffic features of the visitors in that cluster; and determining whether a cluster is fraudulent based on the cluster metrics of the first cluster. ... Yahoo Inc

12/01/16 / #20160350797

Ranking advertisements with pseudo-relevance feedback and translation models

Methods, computer products, and systems for selecting advertisements in response to an internet query are provided. The method provides for receiving an internet query that includes query terms, retrieving and then ranking a first set of advertisements in response to the internet query using a query likelihood model. ... Yahoo Inc

12/01/16 / #20160350426

Location-awareness search assistance system and method

A location-aware search assist capability identifies location-aware search query suggestions using location information associated with the location-aware search query suggestions. A user's search query input and location and a location associated with each location-aware search query suggestion candidates may be used to identify a set of search query suggestions for presentation to the user. ... Yahoo Inc

12/01/16 / #20160350400

Method and system for providing a user agent string database

Method, system, and programs for determining a keyword from user agent strings are disclosed. In one example, a plurality of user agent strings is received. ... Yahoo Inc

12/01/16 / #20160350386

Triggering method for instant search

Techniques are provided for automatically determining when to trigger instant search. In one technique, while a user is entering text to formulate a search query, and prior to receiving an indication that the user has completed formulation of the search query, a search assistant system determines the most popular queries that include the text the user has already entered. ... Yahoo Inc

12/01/16 / #20160350378

System and methods for enabling arbitrary developer code consumption of web-based data

A structured file includes information to bind a web data source to a web data query system. Code is embedded within the structured file and is in a code language understood by the web data query system. ... Yahoo Inc

12/01/16 / #20160350355

Method and system for analyzing a user agent string

Method, system, and programs for analyzing user agent string are disclosed. In one example, a user agent string is received. ... Yahoo Inc

12/01/16 / #20160349065

System and method for recommending pleasant routes from the sentiment of geo-tagged photographs

A system and method generates and recommends a short and pleasant path between a source s and destination d in a geo-location such as a city or city center. The routes are not only short but emotionally pleasant, offering an engaging user experience, going beyond just showing paths on a map.. ... Yahoo Inc

11/24/16 / #20160344826

Data sessionization

Users may interact with a multitude of content on content sources. Content sources may desire to identify sessions that the user created. ... Yahoo Inc

11/24/16 / #20160344730

System and method for authenticating users across devices

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in an authentication system supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data across platforms, which data can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

11/24/16 / #20160343030

Mitigating at least some effects of cookie churn

Briefly, for an embodiment, as an example, a method may include recovering one or more cookies for a particular user based at least in part on one or more cookie maps.. . ... Yahoo Inc

11/24/16 / #20160342851

Computerized system and method for determining authenticity of users via facial recognition

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in an authentication system supported by or configured with authentication servers or platforms. The systems interact to identify access and retrieve data across platforms, which data can be used to improve the quality of results data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

11/24/16 / #20160342705

Method and system for determining user interests based on a correspondence graph

The present teaching relates to determining user interests based on a correspondence graph. In one example, correspondences among a plurality of users are obtained. ... Yahoo Inc

11/24/16 / #20160342669

System and method for editing dynamically aggregated data

Disclosed are systems and methods for editing aggregated data based on edit requests that are received. An electronic edit file is automatically updated to include a newly-received edit. ... Yahoo Inc

11/24/16 / #20160342626

Image-based faceted system and method

Disclosed herein is a system and method that facilitate searching and/or browsing of images by &lustering, or grouping, the images into a set of image clusters using facets, such as without limitation visual properties or visual characteristics, of the images, and representing each image cluster by a representative image selected for the image cluster. A map-reduce based probabilistic topic model may be used to identify one or more images belonging to each image cluster and update model parameters.. ... Yahoo Inc

11/24/16 / #20160342623

Mobile visual search using deep variant coding

An approach for performing mobile visual search uses deep variant coding of images to reduce the amount of data transmitted from mobile devices to a search server and to provide more efficient indexing and searching on the search server. The amount of data used to represent an image varies depending upon the content of the image and is less than conventional fixed bit length hashing approaches. ... Yahoo Inc

11/17/16 / #20160335678

Collective expansion of bid-terms for campaign optimization

Systems and methods for building an index for matching queries and bidded terms are disclosed. The expansion of the bid-terms includes a collective expansion using graph mining techniques on a subgraph extracted from user actions on a <query, url> bi-partite graph. ... Yahoo Inc

11/17/16 / #20160335645

Predicting content consumption

Methods and systems for predicting content consumption are provided herein. An application log of a user, comprising a user's application data, and a viewing log of the user, comprising the user's viewing data (e.g., television programs watched by the user), may be evaluated over a time period to construct a model. ... Yahoo Inc

11/17/16 / #20160335556

Prediction device, terminal, prediction method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A prediction device according to an embodiment includes an acquiring unit and a predicting unit. The acquiring unit acquires usage states of a plurality of terminals used by a user. ... Yahoo Inc

11/17/16 / #20160335282

Method and system for managing digital content including streaming media

The present invention describes a system and method of managing digital content received from content providers and for facilitating access to the digital content to many subscribers. The method includes receiving from the content providers incoming feed files where each feed file contains information describing the content. ... Yahoo Inc

11/17/16 / #20160335263

Method and system for ranking search content

The present teaching relates to ranking search content. In one example, a plurality of documents is received to be ranked with respect to a query. ... Yahoo Inc

11/17/16 / #20160334972

Content overlay for social network posts

Many users may share information, such as messages, photos, and/or links to websites or other content, through social networks as social network posts. As provided herein, a commentating user may be provided with the ability to overlay content, such as images, icons, text, links to websites, and/or other content visually and positionally onto a social network post to create an overlaid social network post. ... Yahoo Inc

11/17/16 / #20160334957

Content navigation

Users may interface with user interfaces populated with large sets of data items (e.g., contacts, files, photos, etc.), but may be unable to quickly and/or efficiently find a desired data item. Accordingly, as provided herein, a graphical user interface, populated with a set of data items, may be presented to a user of a client device. ... Yahoo Inc

11/10/16 / #20160330581

Location uncertainty in search

A method and apparatus for providing search results based at least in part on uncertainty.. . ... Yahoo Inc

11/10/16 / #20160328343

Device interfacing

Many devices may comprise interfaces, such as serial interfaces, over which configuration and/or enablement/disablement of device features may be provided to the device. Connecting a computer to individual devices for manual configuration may be cumbersome and/or time consuming. ... Yahoo Inc

11/03/16 / #20160323714

Low key point of interest notification

In one embodiment, a location of a mobile device may be obtained. A direction of movement of the mobile device may be ascertained. ... Yahoo Inc

11/03/16 / #20160323713

Using location-based request data for identifying beacon locations

System and method are directed towards determining an approximate location of a cell tower (ct), using at least implicit location information obtained from a plurality of mobile devices obtained while each mobile device user employs a location based application. Also obtained are ct identifiers associated with a cell tower each mobile device is currently employing. ... Yahoo Inc

11/03/16 / #20160323309

Method and system for blocking malicious third party site tagging

The present teaching relates to blocking malicious third party site tagging using content security policy (csp). A request to access a web page is first received for obtaining a page resource associated with the web page. ... Yahoo Inc

11/03/16 / #20160323239

Method for identifying multiple devices belonging to the same group

The technologies described herein identify multiple electronic devices belonging to the same group. A computer system receives, from network accessing applications of a plurality of electronic devices, internet protocol (ip) trajectory information about the network accessing applications via a network. ... Yahoo Inc

11/03/16 / #20160323218

Computerized system and method for selectively communicating html content to a user's inbox as a native message

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions between servers in a messaging system supported by or configured with content providing servers or platforms. The disclosed systems interact to filter data across platforms, which data can be used to improve the contextual quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

11/03/16 / #20160321281

System and method for measuring the virality of internet content using indices

A system may measure the virality of content items on a network. The virality may be measured for internet content using indices. ... Yahoo Inc

11/03/16 / #20160320864

Systems and methods relating to design of mobile applications for display ads on a larger screen space

Techniques are provided which facilitate mobile applications displaying advertisements on a larger screen space without worrying about screen clutter or interference with application functionality. Motion events are triggered once a computerized device detects a threshold magnitude of tilt along a first, second, and/or third coordinate axis. ... Yahoo Inc

10/27/16 / #20160314208

Enhancing search result pages using structural information about the structure of content from content providers

A search engine provider interacts with a content provider wherein the content provider provides content to the search engine provider. The content may comprise information that indicates a structure of the content provider's web pages. ... Yahoo Inc

10/27/16 / #20160314189

Categorizing hash tags

A content item categorizer system retrieves content items from internet sources. If a retrieved content item includes sufficient information for traditional categorization methods, then the system assigns one or more categories to the content item using such traditional methods. ... Yahoo Inc

10/20/16 / #20160309299

Displaying location-based images that match the weather conditions

An image associated with a location and depicting the current weather conditions at the location is served to the user along with the current weather data of the location. If an image for the location that aptly depicts the weather conditions as indicated by the weather data cannot be identified, the geographical area associated with the location is expanded to search for appropriate images from an expanded image pool. ... Yahoo Inc

10/20/16 / #20160309223

Generation apparatus, generation method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A generation apparatus according to an embodiment includes an acquiring unit and a generating unit. The acquiring unit acquires information on usage of a moving image content used via a partial moving image that is used as a key image of the moving image content in a terminal device that is a distribution destination of the partial moving image. ... Yahoo Inc

10/20/16 / #20160308882

Management of transactions in a distributed transaction system

Briefly, embodiments disclosed herein relate to managing transactions in a distributed content transaction system.. . ... Yahoo Inc

10/20/16 / #20160308798

Location sharing

Many users may plan meetings through social networks, email, and/or websites. As provided herein, a user may efficiently plan a meeting with other users through a map interface. ... Yahoo Inc

10/20/16 / #20160307239

Generation apparatus, generation method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A generation apparatus includes an acquiring unit that acquires a first content to he displayed in a display area included in a predetermined content, and a second content that is provided by a provider different from a provider of the first content. The generation apparatus includes a generating unit that generates a third content, in which the first content and the second content arc superimposed such that at least a part of the second content is visible.. ... Yahoo Inc

10/20/16 / #20160307024

User identification on a per touch basis on touch sensitive devices

Techniques for communicating particular information from a user to a touch screen device by way of a touch event is provided. Sensors that are operatively coupled to a sensing device sense an input from the user which conveys particular information. ... Yahoo Inc

10/13/16 / #20160302023

Mobile ghosting

In one embodiment, a first set of applications installed on a first device is identified. Device characteristics of a second device may be ascertained. ... Yahoo Inc

10/13/16 / #20160301635

Systems and methods for a search-based email client

A search-based email client may incorporate a number of useful features. A search function can default to a search of all email contexts, thereby eliminating user cogitation over which context an email message may be stored in. ... Yahoo Inc

10/13/16 / #20160299992

Inductive matrix completion and graph proximity for content item recommendation

Users may consume and/or share information through various types of content items. For example, user may post a family photo through a social network, create a running blog through a microblogging service, etc. ... Yahoo Inc

10/13/16 / #20160299989

User behavior models based on source domain

A method for tailoring content in a web page is provided. There is a relationship between the source domain a user comes from and the behavior pattern of a user on a website. ... Yahoo Inc

10/13/16 / #20160299968

Topical based media content summarization system and method

Disclosed herein is an automated approach for summarizing media content using descriptive information associated with the media content. For example and without limitation, the descriptive information may comprise a title associated with the media content. ... Yahoo Inc

10/06/16 / #20160292744

Smart billboards

Methods and apparatus are described by which advertising channels in public spaces are configured to deliver adaptive and targeted advertising in real time. Real-time, contextual information is used to make determinations about the likely audience currently in position to view an advertising channel (e.g., a digital billboard). ... Yahoo Inc

10/06/16 / #20160292725

Integrating sponsored media with user-generated content

A variety of computer based service that permit users to edit, compose, upload, or otherwise generate content also provide for the integration of sponsored media into presentations along with user-generated content. An exemplary service generates text based on user input, provides tags based on the text to a sponsored media repository, receives a sponsored media data structure in return, and formats sponsored media from the data structure for display to the user.. ... Yahoo Inc

10/06/16 / #20160292713

Measuring user engagement with smart billboards

Methods and apparatus are described by which advertising channels in public spaces are configured to deliver adaptive and targeted advertising in real time. Real-time, contextual information is used to make determinations about the likely audience currently in position to view an advertising channel (e.g., a digital billboard). ... Yahoo Inc

10/06/16 / #20160292412

Auto-creation of application passwords

In one embodiment, an attempt to log in to a user account, by an application on a client device, is detected. It is determined whether the client device is a trusted device. ... Yahoo Inc

10/06/16 / #20160292170

Determining content sessions using content-consumption events

Software for an online content service obtains a plurality of events chronologically generated by a plurality of users of an online content service during a specified period of time. The software identifies any content items associated with each event and annotates each of the content items with (a) a plurality of metadata attributes associated with the content item and (b) a plurality of metadata attributes associated with the online content service. ... Yahoo Inc

09/29/16 / #20160286271

System and method for enhancing recorded radio or television programs with information on the world wide web

The present invention is directed to a system, method and computer program for enabling a user (100) (an auditor or a viewer) to access complementary information related to one or a plurality of sequences or topics of interest (102) in a recorded program (103) previously broadcast on the radio or television and played back on a device, such as an audio or video tape or disk recorder/player (104). The preferred embodiment of the invention relates to a system and method for enabling a person (100) listening to or watching a recorded program (103), to select one or a plurality of topics (101) (102) drawing his or her attention and for immediately receiving further information related to these topics from the world wide web. ... Yahoo Inc

09/29/16 / #20160285633

Facilitation of service login

As provided herein, a first device may be registered as authorized to authenticate a user login into a service from a second device (e.g., a smart phone may be used to log the user into a webmail service on a computer without the user having to enter a password through the computer). Responsive to the user attempting to access the service through the second device, a login interface may be displayed on the first device. ... Yahoo Inc

09/29/16 / #20160283604

System and method for searching a bookmark and tag database for relevant bookmarks

A method comprises receiving a search request to search a bookmark package database storing bookmarks and tag information, e.g., user-generated keywords; using the search request to search the tag information in the bookmark package database to locate relevant bookmarks and to generate search results; and presenting the search results to a user. The search results may identify user-specific relevant bookmarks, and/or relevant bookmarks regardless of the creator. ... Yahoo Inc

09/29/16 / #20160283585

Method and system for providing a personalized snippet

Methods, systems and programing for providing a personalized snippet are presented. In one example, a request is received for a snippet related to content to be provided to a user. ... Yahoo Inc

09/29/16 / #20160283279

Resource utilization by one or more tasks

Complex devices, software systems, and/or networks may comprise one or more subsystems that perform periodic tasks. A first task may be assigned a first execution frequency and a second task may be assigned a second execution frequency that is not an alias of the first execution frequency (e.g., assignment of execution intervals that are non-overlapping harmonics of each other, such as non-repeating frequencies). ... Yahoo Inc

09/29/16 / #20160283215

Conversion tracking and context preserving systems and methods

When a server receives a request for an information payload from a remote device, the server may determine the device's type and identify an optionally-installable application that can be used to access the information payload on devices of that type. When the optionally-installable application is not installed on the remote device, the server may store a identifier for the remote device and send the device a redirection message via which the device can obtain and install the application. ... Yahoo Inc

09/22/16 / #20160278242

Cold row encapsulation for server farm cooling system

An apparatus includes an enclosure defining an interior space and includes a server-rack port configured to engage one or more of racks such that one or more servers installed in each rack are contiguous to the interior space. The enclosure is inside of a room and each server includes a fan that draws air from the interior space into the server and expels the air outside of the enclosure into the room. ... Yahoo Inc

09/22/16 / #20160277777

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, non-transitory computer readable storage medium, and distribution apparatus

An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a speed information acquisition unit, a determination unit, and a content acquisition unit. The speed information acquisition unit acquires information on a communication speed between the information processing apparatus and a distribution apparatus distributing a video content. ... Yahoo Inc

09/22/16 / #20160277490

Using hierarchical reservoir sampling to compute percentiles at scale

In one embodiment, in a hierarchy of nodes, a master node having two or more child nodes obtains from the two or more child nodes two or more sets of data samples or summaries associated therewith, the two or more sets of data samples being representative of traffic processed via two or more sets of servers corresponding to the two or more child nodes, wherein a size of each of the two or more sets of data samples is proportional to an allocation of traffic among the two or more sets of servers corresponding to the two or more child nodes. Each of the two or more sets of data samples is obtained from a different one of the two or more child nodes and represents traffic processed by a corresponding one of the two or more sets of servers. ... Yahoo Inc

09/22/16 / #20160277477

Information processing apparatus, terminal device, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable recording medium

An information processing apparatus according to the present invention includes an acquiring unit and an associating unit. The acquiring unit acquires, from an application, terminal information, which is used to identify a terminal device, and feature information, which is created on the basis of information that is allocated to the terminal device and that varies in accordance with the time elapsed, and acquires, from a browser, cookie information and the feature information. ... Yahoo Inc

09/22/16 / #20160277421

Secure service for receiving sensitive information through nested iframes

Methods and systems for receiving sensitive information include receiving a request for entering sensitive information, the request received from a user interface rendered on a client device. The methods and systems rely upon nested iframes, each of which is hosted by a different server. ... Yahoo Inc

09/22/16 / #20160277273

Terminal device, information transmission method, and non-transitory computer readable recording medium

A terminal device according to the present invention includes an application and a browser. The application includes a providing unit that provides the browser that is instructed by the application to perform a predetermined process with terminal information that is used to identify a terminal device and that is acquired by the application. ... Yahoo Inc

09/22/16 / #20160275992

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes an extraction unit, an analysis unit, and a display processing unit. The extraction unit detects switching between scenes in a video content and extracts images of the respective scenes from the video content. ... Yahoo Inc

09/22/16 / #20160275806

Learning apparatus, learning method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A predicting apparatus according to the present application includes a correct answer generating unit and a second model generating unit. The correct answer generating unit generates correct answer information representing a response of each of one or more first targets to a given affair, based on a first model that is to be used for predicting the response to the affair, and on first information related to the first targets. ... Yahoo Inc

09/22/16 / #20160275572

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes an accepting unit and a distributing unit. The accepting unit accepts a request for a web page from a terminal device. ... Yahoo Inc

09/22/16 / #20160275569

Method and system for advertisement coordination

Method and system for advertisement coordination through online bidding are provided. In one example, a first bid request and a second bid request are received with respect to a first advertisement opportunity and a second advertisement opportunity, respectively. ... Yahoo Inc

09/22/16 / #20160275568

Method and system for advertisement coordination

Method and system for advertisement coordination through online bidding are provided. In one example, a first bid request is received with respect to a first advertisement opportunity. ... Yahoo Inc

09/22/16 / #20160275567

Method and system for advertisement coordination

Method and system for advertisement coordination through online bidding are provided. In one example, a bid request is received with respect to a plurality of advertisement opportunities. ... Yahoo Inc

09/22/16 / #20160275549

Information processing apparatus, information processing program, and information processing method

An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes an acquisition unit and a prediction unit. The acquisition unit acquires user information including a number of distributions of an advertisement content to a user targeted for advertisement distribution. ... Yahoo Inc

09/22/16 / #20160275546

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

An information processing apparatus includes a determination unit that determines the degree of familiarity between a user and an artifact that performs interactive interaction with the user, on the basis of at least one of the type and the amount of the user's action detected when the artifact is accompanied by the user, and a change unit that changes the content of the interaction in accordance with the degree of familiarity determined by the determination unit.. . ... Yahoo Inc

09/22/16 / #20160275203

Instant search results with page previews

Methods, systems, and programming for providing search previews is disclosed. At least one input is received. ... Yahoo Inc

09/22/16 / #20160275165

Techniques for modeling aggregation records

Techniques and technologies described herein can generate and provide identifiers, such as unique identifiers, for individual records of aggregate data. Such identifiers allow systems to cache and reuse individual records of aggregate data. ... Yahoo Inc

09/22/16 / #20160275111

System and method for photo scene searching

Users may have a variety of photos, but lack a mechanism to organize the photos. For example, a user may desire to access a photo of a child in front of a national monument, but may be unable to locate the photo amongst the photos. ... Yahoo Inc

09/22/16 / #20160275046

Method and system for personalized presentation of content

Methods, systems and programming for personalized presentation of content are presented. In one example, a first reference to a first content item is provided to a user. ... Yahoo Inc

09/22/16 / #20160274780

Information display apparatus, distribution apparatus, information display method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

An information display apparatus includes a display unit that displays a first content and a second content different from the first content. The information display apparatus includes a moving unit that moves the first content and the second content in accordance with a moving operation of moving one of the first content and the second content. ... Yahoo Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273930

Navigation device, navigation method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A navigation device navigating a moving body based on position information includes a coordinated operation unit that initiates and ends a coordinated operation among a plurality of navigation devices; a guiding unit that performs navigation in at least one of the navigation devices performing the coordinated operation, while providing a screen display based on a designated position; and a second operating unit that performs a second operation in a navigation device other than a currently navigating navigation device performing the coordinated operation, the second operation including receiving an operation for a function that is not displayed on the screen of the currently navigating navigation device, and reflecting a position acquired as a result of the operation, to the other navigation devices performing the coordinated operation.. . ... Yahoo Inc

09/15/16 / #20160269398

On demand passwords

In one embodiment, a user password is received in relation to a user identifier, wherein the user identifier and user password are associated with a user account. A request to opt-in to use of system-generated passwords instead of the user password is received. ... Yahoo Inc

09/15/16 / #20160267637

System and method for improved server performance for a deep feature based coarse-to-fine fast search

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in a search system supported by or configured with search servers or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data across platforms, which data can be used to improve the quality of results data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

09/15/16 / #20160267589

Method and system for managing online bidding

Method and system for managing online bidding are provided. A bid request is received via the communication platform. ... Yahoo Inc

09/15/16 / #20160267551

Method and system for advertisement coordination

Method and system for advertisement coordination through online bidding are provided. In one example, a first bid request is received regarding a first advertisement opportunity. ... Yahoo Inc

09/15/16 / #20160267548

Media enrichment system and method

Disclosed herein are aspects associated with contextual, or related, media enrichment presentation item of a media object served via the internet. A request to annotate a media object in connection with the media object's presentation is received, and a media object identifier and a profile identifier are obtained. ... Yahoo Inc

09/15/16 / #20160267531

Method and system for advertisement coordination

Method and system for advertisement coordination through online bidding are provided. In one example, a bid request is received with respect to an advertisement opportunity related to an online service. ... Yahoo Inc

09/15/16 / #20160267525

Determining traffic quality using event-based traffic scoring

Methods, systems, and programs are provided to determine event-level traffic quality for event(s) related to user interaction with online content (e.g., via a webpage, a mobile application, etc.). Data related to a current user event and past user events may be received, where such data may include information regarding a set of entities associated with each respective user event. ... Yahoo Inc

09/15/16 / #20160267502

Selecting sporting events based on event status

Accessing one or more sets of sporting event data, each of which being associated with a particular one of one or more sporting events, and each of which comprising one or more sporting event data that indicate at least current event status of the associated sporting event at a current time. For each of the sporting events, calculating a value by applying the set of sporting event data associated with the sporting event to one or more algorithms, each of which having been determined for a particular sport to which the sporting event is categorized, comparing the value to a threshold requirement, and if the value satisfies the threshold requirement, then displaying the sporting event data associated with the sporting event.. ... Yahoo Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261613

Real-time asynchronous event aggregation systems

A real-time asynchronous event aggregation system, method, and network device are configured to capture real-time asynchronous events, and to pass them as input to one or more aggregation engines to determine a reputation for a target. The aggregation engine(s) may then send out notifications where a reputation category changes for a target, indicating that an action may be taken to inhibit spam messages from the target, highlight a display of content from the target, or the like. ... Yahoo Inc

09/08/16 / #20160260125

Systems and methods for cold-start and continuous-learning via evolutionary explorations

Systems and methods for cold-start and continuous-learning via evolutionary explorations are provided. The system includes a database including serving data. ... Yahoo Inc

09/08/16 / #20160259840

Personalizing user interface (ui) elements

This disclosure relates to personalizing user interface (ui) elements of online content (a website, a mobile application, etc.) presented on a user device. The ui personalization technique may include, for a current online session, processing user-related data and context-related data to determine the ui element(s) and their attribute value(s) to be used for presentation of the online content during the current session. ... Yahoo Inc

09/01/16 / #20160253926

Method and system for providing customized regional maps

A method for customizing a map is provided. The method includes receiving a query for a portion of a map, and determining a predetermined region of interest (roi) map tile included in the portion of the map. ... Yahoo Inc

09/01/16 / #20160253694

Systems and methods for instant generation of human understandable audience insights

Systems and methods for generating human readable natural language summary for campaign audience are provided. The system includes a memory storing a database including audience segments and tags related to the audience segments. ... Yahoo Inc

09/01/16 / #20160253598

Large-scale anomaly detection with relative density-ratio estimation

In one embodiment, a set of training data consisting of inliers may be obtained. A supervised classification model may be trained using the set of training data to identify outliers. ... Yahoo Inc

08/25/16 / #20160249115

Providing interactivity options for television broadcast content

Methods and system for providing interactive media for broadcast content includes receiving navigation input to a first channel that presents content of the television broadcast. Identity of the content is determined by generating an audio fingerprint using an audio signal of the content. ... Yahoo Inc

08/25/16 / #20160249111

Iconized video advertisement wall

Methods and systems are provided that can include iconization and later play of video content items, such as advertisements. During presentation of an online video, video advertisements may be presented. ... Yahoo Inc

08/25/16 / #20160249084

Managing ad campaigns via mobile devices

In a video advertisement system in which video advertisements are provided to users based on a bidding process in which multiple advertisers compete for video ad placement based on their video ad campaigns, a mobile device module under control of an ad campaign manager controls execution of the plurality of advertisement campaigns by displaying, on a user interface (ui), a user-selectable menu that lists at least one video advertisement campaign, receiving, from the ui, a review request for at least one video advertisement campaign, and playing out on the ui, upon receiving the selection, a creative associated with the at least one video advertisement campaign.. . ... Yahoo Inc

08/25/16 / #20160247197

Providing relevant non- requested content to a mobile device

A system and method are directed towards providing non-requested content to a mobile terminal based on characteristics of, and tracked usage of the mobile terminal to request content through an online portal service, which provides access to content in multiple subject areas. A mobile user profile is created from the characteristics and patterns of the tracked usage. ... Yahoo Inc

08/25/16 / #20160247194

Extraction device, extraction method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

An extraction device includes an acquiring unit, an operation control unit, and an extracting unit. The acquiring unit acquires a distribution request for advertising content including transmission source information. ... Yahoo Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239737

Future event detection

One or more methods and/or techniques for providing a personalized future event notification to a user are provided herein. A content item (e.g., a news article, a social network post, etc.) may be evaluated utilizing a future event detection model to identify a future event (e.g., a festival). ... Yahoo Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239680

Virtualization input component

One or more systems and/or methods for storing personal information within a first device and/or for providing personal information from the first device to the second device are provided. The first device (e.g., a smartphone) may identify a user interface (e.g., a movie streaming website) populated with user specified data (e.g., a password). ... Yahoo Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239577

Method and system for performing bi-directional search

When a user enters a primary search query into a primary search query input area to perform a first search of the primary search query, disclosed is a method and system for automatically entering the primary search query into a secondary search query input area to perform a second search of the primary search query. When the user enters a secondary search query into the secondary search query input area to perform a first search of the secondary search query, the method and system automatically enters the secondary search query into the primary search query input area to perform a second search of the secondary search query.. ... Yahoo Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239533

Identity workflow that utilizes multiple storage engines to support various lifecycles

In one embodiment, an indication of a request pertaining to a user account is obtained, where the user account is associated with at least one user. An account type of the user account is determined, where the account type is one of two or more account types. ... Yahoo Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239503

Search system using search subdomain and hints to subdomains in search query statements and sponsored results on a subdomain-by-subdomain basis

A method and apparatus for generating search results including searching by subdomain and providing sponsored results by subdomain is provided. A search system according to embodiments of the present invention analyzes search queries to determine if they are to be routed to subdomains and presents results include sponsored hits sponsored on a subdomain by subdomain basis.. ... Yahoo Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239171

Information display apparatus, distribution apparatus, information display method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

An information display apparatus includes a display unit that displays a first content and a second content different from the first content. The information display apparatus includes a control unit that, when a moving operation is performed on the first content, reduces a display area of the second content in a direction in which the moving operation is performed, without moving the second content, to thereby expand an area in which the first content is displayed.. ... Yahoo Inc

08/04/16 / #20160224868

Object detection in images

In an embodiment, a method comprises obtaining a frequency domain representation associated with an image; obtaining one or more frequency domain representations of one or more object detection filters; generating a composite frequency domain representation based on the frequency domain representation associated with the image and the one or more frequency domain representations of the one or more object detection filters; and detecting one or more objects in the image based on the composite frequency domain representation. The frequency domain representation associated with the image may be obtained based on a forward transform performed on an image feature description. ... Yahoo Inc

07/21/16 / #20160212582

System and method for detection of indoor tracking units

Disclosed is a system and method for obtaining ad-hoc the spatial layout and setup of installed radio-based indoor tracking systems at particular locations. The systems and methods can be implemented via an installed or web-based application that performs the ad-hoc detection of indoor beacons, which includes detecting the signal strength of all beacons at a location while the user performs a previously configured gesture. ... Yahoo Inc

07/21/16 / #20160210666

Delivery device, terminal device, delivery method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A delivery device according to the invention includes a delivering unit, which delivers control information to a terminal device that includes a display unit. The control information makes the terminal device to perform display control for controlling the display format of an advertising content having a bigger display size than size of the display unit. ... Yahoo Inc

07/21/16 / #20160210367

Transition event detection

Detection of one or more transition events.. . ... Yahoo Inc

07/21/16 / #20160210003

Method and apparatus for facilitating message selection and organization

One or more messages may be selected and grouped and one or more group-level actions may be initiated for the group, such that the group-level action is performed on each message in the group. Each message in a group shares the at least one attribute value. ... Yahoo Inc

07/14/16 / #20160203106

Dynamic webpage image

A system for converting formatting of display object, including a logic (e.g., a computing device) that can be operable to traverse and record a part of source code or binary data related to a first visible item displayed on a visual output device. The logic can then convert a first data type or data structure that includes the recorded part of source code or binary data to a second data type or data structure that still includes the recorded part of source code or binary data, where the second data type or data structure is related to a second visible item displayable on the visual output device.. ... Yahoo Inc

07/07/16 / #20160197848

Content distribution resource allocation

One or more methods and/or techniques for content resource allocation are provided herein. A user, of a client device, may access content. ... Yahoo Inc

06/16/16 / #20160173927

Ad hoc collaboration network for capturing audio/video data

Software authenticates a first user of a first mobile device and a second user of a second mobile device. Each user agrees or has previously agreed to share video data captured by the user with other authenticated users. ... Yahoo Inc

06/16/16 / #20160173633

Media queuing

One or more methods and/or techniques for media queuing are provided herein. A user, of a client device, may search for a media item (e.g., a movie, video, and/or tv show). ... Yahoo Inc

06/16/16 / #20160173617

Continuing an application session on a different device

The present teaching relates to continuing a user session of an application from one device to another device. Information related to a first user session of a first application installed on a first device is received. ... Yahoo Inc

06/16/16 / #20160171192

User authentication and data encryption

A user is authenticated based on feature data of a target such as a body-part or other object obtained by a touchscreen of a computing device. When the user positions the target to interact with the touchscreen, interaction data is gathered. ... Yahoo Inc

06/16/16 / #20160171111

Method and system to detect use cases in documents for providing structured text objects

The present teaching relates to providing structured text. In one example, a document is obtained. ... Yahoo Inc

06/16/16 / #20160171110

Personalized content based upon user perception of weather

Different users may have different user perceptions of the weather. For example, a 70 year old florida woman may feel frigid and be interested in crossword puzzles when the weather is below 60° and windy, whereas a 20 year old ohio college student may feel active and have an interest in outdoor activities. ... Yahoo Inc

06/16/16 / #20160171108

Method and system for indexing and providing suggestions

The present teaching relates to methods, systems, and programming for indexing and providing suggestions. In one example, a method, implemented on at least one machine each of which has at least one processor, storage, and a communication platform connected to a network for providing a suggestion is presented. ... Yahoo Inc

06/16/16 / #20160171082

Mining broad hidden query aspects from user search sessions

An optimization-based framework is utilized to extract broad query aspects from query reformulations performed by users in historical user session logs. Objective functions are optimized to yield query aspects. ... Yahoo Inc

06/16/16 / #20160170990

Method for ranking social and search web traffic with virality scores

In one embodiment, for each one of a plurality of web pages, a number of instances of page events for the one of the plurality of web pages and a number of instances of a particular subset of the page events for the one of the plurality of web pages may be ascertained and based upon the number of instances of page events for the one of the plurality of web pages and the number of instances of the particular subset of the page events for the one of the plurality of web pages, a virality score for the one of the plurality of web pages may be determined. The virality score may be determined independent from numbers of instances of page events associated with other web pages. ... Yahoo Inc

06/16/16 / #20160170982

Method and system for joint representations of related concepts

The present teaching relates to joint representation of information. In one example, first and second pieces of information are received. ... Yahoo Inc

06/09/16 / #20160165040

System and method for driving-aware notification

A system and method for driver-aware notification that collects and analyzes contextual information about the driving environment to free a device owner from having to decide whether or not to answer an incoming message.. . ... Yahoo Inc

06/09/16 / #20160164819

System and method for triaging in a message system on send flow

The present disclosure relates to improving the performance of computer systems and/or platforms programmed to work in concert with messaging systems for mail triaging. Disclosed are computer systems and methods for enabling a sender of a message to classify a message addressed to the recipient's inbox prior to sending the message based on triaging settings set by the recipient. ... Yahoo Inc

06/09/16 / #20160164816

System and method for self-destructing messages

Disclosed are systems and methods for automatically deleting messages from a recipient's inbox. The disclosed systems and methods provide the ability for automatic actions to be taken on delivered messages based on a passage of time. ... Yahoo Inc

06/09/16 / #20160162946

System for determining local intent in a search query

A system and method are disclosed for selecting advertisements based on local intent. Local intent may reflect whether a search query should receive results and advertisements that are geographically specific. ... Yahoo Inc

06/09/16 / #20160162934

Advertisement distribution management device, advertisement distribution management method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

An advertisement distribution management device according to the present resent invention includes an acquiring unit, a determination unit, and a sending unit. The acquiring unit acquires, for each number of advertisement requests sent to an advertisement distribution device per unit time, a profit expected value of advertising content that is distributed by the advertisement distribution device in accordance with the advertisement requests. ... Yahoo Inc

06/09/16 / #20160162482

Automated image ranking

A first image, associated with a first tag, and/or other images may be presented to a user. A user behavior of the user in regards to the first image may reduce or increase a quality score of the first image. ... Yahoo Inc

06/09/16 / #20160162441

Generating descriptions of matching resources based on the kind, quality, and relevance of the available sources of information about the matching resources

Techniques are provided for generating descriptions of matching resources in a manner that takes into account the kind, quality, and relevance of the available sources of information about the matching resources. For example, after the search engine identifies matching resources based on the query terms, the search engine determines the kinds of available sources of information about each matching resource. ... Yahoo Inc

06/02/16 / #20160155198

Distribution apparatus, distribution method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A distribution apparatus according to an embodiment includes an accepting unit and a distribution unit. The accepting unit accepts, from a terminal device, a distribution request for content. ... Yahoo Inc

06/02/16 / #20160155179

Method and apparatus for performing a search

A method and apparatus for generating search results with higher relevancy. More specifically, the present invention provides a listing of narrowing or related search terms based upon the search term submitted by the user. ... Yahoo Inc

05/26/16 / #20160148282

Method and system for displaying online advertisements

A system and method for increasing displaying time of online advertisements. Upon receiving a search request, a search engine identifies a list of search results and displays them on one side of a result page. ... Yahoo Inc

05/26/16 / #20160147899

Self populating address book

System, methods and computer program products for creating and maintaining an address book are described. The address book may collect or update its existing contact information from sent or received communications. ... Yahoo Inc

05/26/16 / #20160147749

Dynamically determining the relatedness of web objects

A first cluster of web objects is identified from a click-through data structure. The click-through data structure can organize web objects into clusters based on query results of web objects selected by a user. ... Yahoo Inc

05/26/16 / #20160147713

Automatically creating at-a-glance content

Generating notifications comprising text and image data for client devices with limited display screens is disclosed. An image to be included in the notification is resized and reshaped using image processing techniques. ... Yahoo Inc

05/26/16 / #20160147509

Method and system for providing a user interface

Method, system, and programs for providing a user interface are disclosed. In one example, a plurality of candidate user interfaces is determined. ... Yahoo Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142517

Computerized system and method for creating a resource url for rendering the resource in a resource specific application

Conversion tracking systems and methods are described herein.. . ... Yahoo Inc

05/19/16 / #20160140656

Evaluation device, evaluation method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

An evaluation device according to the present application includes an acquisition unit and an evaluation unit. The acquisition unit acquires information related to an enterprise among information which is based on user behavior on a communication network. ... Yahoo Inc

05/19/16 / #20160140451

System and method for large-scale multi-label learning using incomplete label assignments

At least one label prediction model is trained, or learned, using training data that may comprise training instances that may be missing one or more labels. The at least one label prediction model may be used in identifying a content item's ground-truth label set comprising an indicator for each label in the label set indicating whether or not the label is applicable to the content item.. ... Yahoo Inc

05/19/16 / #20160140125

Method and system for providing query suggestions based on user feedback

Methods, systems and programming for providing query suggestions based on user feedback. In one example, a prefix of a query is first received. ... Yahoo Inc

05/19/16 / #20160139241

System and method for 3d tracking for ad-hoc cross-device interaction

Disclosed is a three-dimensional ad-hoc tracking system and method between two or more devices at a location. The disclosed systems and methods can be implemented on commodity mobile devices with no added components and require no cross-device calibration, in order to track surrounding devices. ... Yahoo Inc

05/12/16 / #20160134644

Geolocation safety awareness

A method and/or technique for geolocation safety awareness is provided herein. When a user, having a client device, travels to a location, threats associated with that location may not be known to the user. ... Yahoo Inc

05/05/16 / #20160125454

Systems and methods for managing advertising campaigns

Systems and methods for managing advertisement campaign are provided. The system includes one or more devices having a processor and a non-transitory storage medium accessible to the hardware processor. ... Yahoo Inc

05/05/16 / #20160125453

Advertisement viewability determination

One or more systems and/or techniques for determining advertisement viewability are described herein. In an example where a webpage comprises a managed container within which an advertisement is populated, view percentage functionality associated with the managed container may be invoked to obtain a stream of viewable percentages of the managed container to determine a viewable percentage of the advertisement. ... Yahoo Inc

05/05/16 / #20160125450

Systems and methods for tracking brand reputation and market share

Systems and methods for tracking brand reputation and market share are provided. The system includes one or more devices having a processor and a non-transitory storage medium accessible to the hardware processor. ... Yahoo Inc

05/05/16 / #20160125314

Systems and methods for native advertisement selection and formatting

Provided herein is a system or method for a native advertisement selection and formatting module operable to monitor displayable content and store characteristic-related information relating to the monitored content, including keyword-related information and format-related information, utilize one or more machine learning-based algorithms, analyze the characteristic-related information relating to the monitored content, including the keyword-related information and the format-related information, and based in part on the analysis, output detailed contextual settings, and select and format native advertisements to be displayed in visual association with the displayable content, based in part on the detailed contextual settings.. . ... Yahoo Inc

05/05/16 / #20160125085

Recommending contents using a base profile

A method and system for recommending content to a user whose interest(s) has not been identified is disclosed. A base user profile may be created for association with the user. ... Yahoo Inc

05/05/16 / #20160125081

Web crawling

Briefly, embodiments disclosed herein may relate to web crawling, and more particularly may relate to web crawling for structured content, for example.. . ... Yahoo Inc

05/05/16 / #20160125051

System and method for dynamically retrieving data specific to a region of a layer

A system may provide for retrieving data within a selected region of a map is provided. The system may include mobile devices configured to display a map and to receive a user selection of a region of the map. ... Yahoo Inc

05/05/16 / #20160125028

Systems and methods for query rewriting

Systems and methods for rewriting query terms are disclosed. The system collects queries and query session data and separates the queries into sequences of queries having common sessions. ... Yahoo Inc

05/05/16 / #20160124799

Targeted crash fixing

Client devices having deployed an application may experience a crash of the application. For example, a first client device may experience a first crash having a first crash signature of the application. ... Yahoo Inc

05/05/16 / #20160124580

Method and system for providing content with a user interface

Method and system for content presentation are provided. A request is received for content from a user via the communication platform. ... Yahoo Inc

04/28/16 / #20160119294

Methods and systems for data traffic control and encryption

Methods, systems and programming for data traffic control and encryption. In one example, data traffic is received from a first node to be sent to a second node. ... Yahoo Inc

04/28/16 / #20160119268

System and method for entity detection in machine generated messages

Disclosed is a system and method for email management that leverages information derived from automatically generated messages in order to identify types of messages and message content. The disclosed systems and methods apply the information learned from decoding previously received messages to other messages in a user's inbox to fully, or at least partially decode the information included within such messages. ... Yahoo Inc

04/28/16 / #20160119155

Engine for processing content rules associated with locations in a page

A device, system, and method are directed towards enabling a network application to process and respond to requests from client devices. A rules engine receives a page, evaluates a set of rules, and performs actions based on the rules. ... Yahoo Inc

04/28/16 / #20160117727

Adaptive retargeting

Described herein are solutions for improving ad retargeting. For example, described herein are solutions for improving ad retargeting amongst various online marketing channels, such as search engine and native advertising marketing channels. ... Yahoo Inc

04/28/16 / #20160117379

Taxonomy-based system for discovering and annotating geofences from geo-referenced data

Systems and methods for discovering and annotating geo-fences from geo-referenced data are disclosed. The systems and methods input an area of interest containing a plurality of geo-referenced points having associated labels, and divides the area interest into cells. ... Yahoo Inc

04/07/16 / #20160100026

Fixed delay storage system and its application to networked advertisement exchange

Methods and systems for fixed delay storage operations such as lookup and insertion and their applications to advertisement exchange systems are disclosed. In one aspect, a method is provided for inserting a key into a corresponding location in a storage within a fixed delay. ... Yahoo Inc

04/07/16 / #20160099900

Generating a relationship history

Systems and methods for generation of a relationship history or text for a new message. In one embodiment, a method includes: scanning, by a computing device, a set of messages to or from a user to generate a plurality of profiles for persons associated with the messages, each person being a sender or a recipient of at least one of the set of messages, and the persons including a first person; generating, via the computer, a relationship history using the plurality of profiles, wherein the relationship history is for a relationship between the user and the first person; and presenting the relationship history to the user.. ... Yahoo Inc

04/07/16 / #20160098773

Infusing product popularity insights into search results for product research queries

In one embodiment, a search query may be received. It may be ascertained that the search query pertains to a particular product category. ... Yahoo Inc

04/07/16 / #20160098764

Mitigation of failures in an online advertising network

Access requests to a database are monitored for average time taken to fulfill the requests and whether a queue of unfulfilled requests is building up beyond an acceptable threshold. When the queue has built up beyond the acceptable threshold and/or when the average time taken to fulfill the requests has exceeded a delay threshold value, database access requests may be rejected. ... Yahoo Inc

04/07/16 / #20160098469

Method and system for providing a synchronization service

Disclosed herein is a data synchronization between a client computing device's local store and another data store, such as a data store that is remote to the client computing device. The other data store may comprise a cloud data store. ... Yahoo Inc

04/07/16 / #20160098416

Auto complete search box based on the user's context to reduce user's input

In one embodiment, contextual information pertaining to a user's context may be ascertained. A request for suggested search queries pertaining to the user's context may be received via a device. ... Yahoo Inc

03/31/16 / #20160094774

Mobile device image acquisition using objects of interest recognition

An approach is provided for acquiring images with camera-enabled mobile devices using objects of interest recognition. A mobile device is configured to acquire an image represented by image data and process the image data to identify a plurality of candidate objects of interest in the image. ... Yahoo Inc

03/31/16 / #20160092933

Advertisement opportunity bidding

A demand-side platform (dsp) may bid on advertising opportunities (e.g., provided by a supply-side platform (ssp)) on behalf of an advertiser wishing to place an advertisement, such as part of an advertisement campaign. A target advertisement may be selected based upon various criteria, and a bid for the target advertisement to run during the advertising opportunity is made in a manner that satisfies one or more goals of the advertisement campaign while also being beneficial to the dsp. ... Yahoo Inc

03/31/16 / #20160092581

Personalized search filter and notification system

One or more techniques and/or systems for sending push notifications of content items to client devices are provided herein. For example, an input received from a user can be expanded to obtain an expanded user interest. ... Yahoo Inc

03/31/16 / #20160092576

Association- and perspective-based content item recommendations

Many content systems (e.g., social networks) present to a user a set of content items posted by other individuals. The user may selectively view content items that reinforce and are consistent with the user's perspective, creating an “echo chamber” effect. ... Yahoo Inc

03/31/16 / #20160092563

Graphical interface presentation of search results

A system and/or technique for graphical interface presentation comprises receiving a search string and presenting a search result series to a user on a client device. Search results of the search result series are presented in the form of cards, where a first card comprises information associated with a first search result of the search result series and a second card comprises information associated with a second search result of the search result series. ... Yahoo Inc

03/31/16 / #20160092550

Automated search intent discovery

A first named entity, in a first query, may be identified. A first type, of the first named entity, may be determined and a first prefix and a first postfix, associated with the first named entity in the first query, may be identified. ... Yahoo Inc

03/31/16 / #20160092432

System and method for automatically suggesting diverse and personalized message completions

Disclosed is a system and method for suggesting messages that are automatically learned, personalized and diversified by leveraging messages sent by a large number of users in order to provide message completions that are as engaging as possible. The disclosed systems and methods learn from recurrent messages sent to a recipient, and suggest message completions based upon user behavior. ... Yahoo Inc

03/24/16 / #20160088062

Content distribution system, content distribution method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A distribution destination terminal selecting unit selects, from among a plurality of user terminals of a target user, a user terminal having a high probability of achieving a certain level of results by a behavior of the target user toward content when the content is distributed, as a distribution destination terminal of the content, based on a behavioral history in a behavioral history storage unit.. . ... Yahoo Inc

03/24/16 / #20160087925

System and method for auto-formatting messages based on learned message templates

The present disclosure describes systems and methods for email management that leverages information derived from a sender's message activity with particular recipients in order to automatically format subsequent messages to those recipients according to the derived information. The present disclosure describes determining message templates associated with messages sent to repetitive recipients, and applying those determined templates upon composition of subsequent messages to the same recipients. ... Yahoo Inc

03/24/16 / #20160087924

System and method for email message following from a user's inbox

Disclosed is a system and method for email management. The disclosed systems and methods enable a user to follow messages and message conversations based on, but not limited to, a context of the received messages, content included in the messages, the sender of the messages, intended recipients of the message, and the like. ... Yahoo Inc

03/24/16 / #20160086566

Systems and methods for image optimization

Images are optimized to reduce latency prior to being transmitted to requesting client devices. A request from a client device for an image is analyzed to obtain the attributes of the requesting client device and the network used by the client device for transmitting the request. ... Yahoo Inc

03/24/16 / #20160086310

Identifying regions characterized by labeled measurements

Briefly, the disclosure describes embodiments of methods or apparatuses for processing, such as smoothing, a set of labeled measurements at a variety of scale levels. In one or more non-limiting embodiments purely for illustrative purposes, relatively fine details of labeled measurements may be displayed utilizing a relatively low-scale map, such as a map showing individual towns and/or villages. ... Yahoo Inc

03/24/16 / #20160086233

Distribution apparatus, distribution method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A distribution apparatus according to the present application includes an accepting unit, a determination unit, and a distribution unit. The accepting unit accepts submission of video content to be displayed in a predetermined content display frame. ... Yahoo Inc

03/24/16 / #20160086226

Extraction apparatus, extraction method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

An extraction apparatus for extracting a suitable item of advertisement content as a distribution target. The extraction apparatus according to the present application includes a calculation unit and an extraction unit. ... Yahoo Inc

03/24/16 / #20160086207

Information processing apparatus, terminal device, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes an acquiring unit, a determining unit, and a distribution unit. The acquiring unit acquires information on applications installed in a terminal device. ... Yahoo Inc

03/24/16 / #20160086150

Payment management apparatus, payment management method, and storage medium

A payment management apparatus according to an embodiment includes a purchase request receiving unit, a payment candidate selecting unit, a list information notifying unit, a selected information acquiring unit, and a payment unit. The purchase request receiving unit receives a purchase request transmitted from a user terminal. ... Yahoo Inc

03/24/16 / #20160086142

Information provision apparatus, information provision method, and storage medium

An information provision apparatus according to an embodiment includes a detection information acquisition unit, a user information acquisition unit, and an information provision unit. The detection information acquisition unit acquires information on an identification target provided at a place corresponding to a business operator from a user terminal that detects the information on the identification target. ... Yahoo Inc

03/24/16 / #20160086105

Information processing device, information processing method and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A storage unit configured to store shop information regarding a predetermined item for each shop, an extracting unit (control unit) configured to extract a recommended shop satisfying a predetermined approximation condition based on the shop information of a selected shop selected by a user and the shop information of a shop other than the selected shop stored in the storage unit, and a recommending unit (control unit) configured to recommend the recommended shop extracted by the extracting unit to the user are provided.. . ... Yahoo Inc

03/24/16 / #20160086094

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

An information processing apparatus includes: a model generation unit configured to generate a prediction model for calculating a prediction value related to a probability that a user performs an action on the internet by operating a user terminal, for each group created by grouping users based on user information; a model selection unit configured to select a prediction model suited to the user from the prediction models; and a prediction value calculation unit configured to calculate the prediction value by using the prediction model selected by the model selection unit.. . ... Yahoo Inc

03/24/16 / #20160085815

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium

An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes an information acquisition unit, a user information extraction unit, and a grouping processing unit. The information acquisition unit acquires information on an identification target provided in a place corresponding to a business operator from a user terminal that detects the information on the identification target. ... Yahoo Inc

03/24/16 / #20160085728

Information display device, delivery device, information display method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

According to one aspect of an embodiment, an information display device includes a display unit configured to display first content and second content which are individual pieces of content side by side. The information display device includes a change unit configured to changes a display range of the first content and changes the second content to third content according to a change operation of changing a display range serving as a range in which the first content is displayed on a screen.. ... Yahoo Inc

03/24/16 / #20160085423

Information display apparatus, distribution apparatus, information display method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

An information display apparatus includes a display unit configured to display first content and a part of second content that is a moving image in an overlapping manner. The information display apparatus includes a change unit configured to change a displayed area of the second content while reproducing the second content in a case where an area in which the first content is displayed is selected by a user.. ... Yahoo Inc

03/24/16 / #20160085409

Information processing apparatus, information display program, and information display method

An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a moving operation detecting unit and a first display position changing unit. The moving operation detecting unit detects a moving operation for requesting to move a text display region displayed in a display. ... Yahoo Inc

03/24/16 / #20160085318

System for monitoring a video

A computer-implemented method monitors a video-based graphic. The method includes displaying a video-based graphic. ... Yahoo Inc

03/24/16 / #20160084670

Systems and method for determination and display of personalized distance

A system and method for determination and display of personalized distance. A request is received for the determination of a personalized distance over a network, wherein the request comprises an identification of a requesting user, and a plurality of real world entities comprising at least a starting location and an ending location. ... Yahoo Inc

03/17/16 / #20160081230

Cold row encapsulation for server farm cooling system

Apparatuses, methods, and systems directed to efficient cooling of data centers. Some embodiments of the invention allow encapsulation of cold rows through an enclosure and allow one or more fans to draw cold air from the cold row encapsulation structure to cool servers installed on the server racks. ... Yahoo Inc

03/17/16 / #20160078105

Information providing system, information providing server and information providing method

A detailed information providing server includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire search log information in which a search query is associated with link destination information of a search result obtained by a search using the search query; and a storage unit configured to determine whether or not a keyword corresponding to the search query is included in a news article available on the internet, and store detailed information in association with the news article into an associated information db when determining that the keyword is included, the detailed information being acquired by making access according to the link destination information associated with the search query.. . ... Yahoo Inc

03/17/16 / #20160077684

Systems and methods for displaying an expanding menu via a user interface

Various embodiments of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for presenting content to users using expanding menus. Among other things, the expanding menus allow a range of categories of content to be simultaneously presented to a user on a display, even on smaller devices where display space is at a premium.. ... Yahoo Inc

03/10/16 / #20160072803

System and method for authentication across devices

An authentication approach simplifies the process of authentication across devices, while increasing security. An authentication code is supplied through non-traditional channels, such as audio and visual channels, allowing more complex codes to pass between two devices for authentication with increased security, while reducing user interaction.. ... Yahoo Inc

03/10/16 / #20160072466

Information processing apparatus, control method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

An information processing apparatus includes a learning unit which learns sound level manipulation relating to a sound level of a terminal device used by a user based on information relating to the user. The information processing apparatus includes a determination unit which determines a reproduction mode at the time when the terminal device reproduces an audio contained in a content according to a learning result of the learning unit. ... Yahoo Inc

03/10/16 / #20160071166

Method and system for automatically pausing advertisements based on user attention

A computer-implemented method for automatically pausing advertisements based on user attention includes rendering a digital video to a user, in response to the user initiating the digital video through a web multimedia player. The computer-implemented method also includes streaming an advertisement to the user once the user begins to watch the digital video and monitoring the user attention as the user watches the advertisement. ... Yahoo Inc

03/10/16 / #20160070787

Indexing and searching content behind links presented in a communication

Among other disclosures, a method may include identifying content in an electronic communication, the content including a link. The method may include characterizing content associated with the link and storing the characterization. ... Yahoo Inc

03/03/16 / #20160065888

Information processing apparatus, distribution apparatus, playback method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

An information processing apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine a playback mode of sound included in content. The information processing apparatus includes a playback unit configured to play back the sound included in the content in the playback mode determined by the determination unit, at playback of the content.. ... Yahoo Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063572

Controlling effectiveness of online video advertisement campaign

The disclosure provides technology for managing the placement of advertisements. An ad insertion platform contains one or more lists that allow the ad insertion platform to filter advertisement placements and manage placing advertisement opportunities to the appropriate buyers. ... Yahoo Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063542

Providing information associated with a product

As provided herein, information associated with a first product may be provided to a device using an identifier that corresponds to the device and that is received from a different device. For example, a selection associated with the first product may be received (e.g., by a server) from the different device. ... Yahoo Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063522

Framework for marketplace analysis

A marketplace diagnostics framework for analyzing and managing online marketplaces.. . ... Yahoo Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063004

Emotionally relevant content

Users may engage with content that may invoke various emotions. For example, a user may find an image as inspirational, a social network post as funny, etc. ... Yahoo Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057086

Method and system for cross device notification

Method and system for cross device notification (cdn) are provided. An incoming event is received at a first device associated with a user. ... Yahoo Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055664

Method and system for assembling animated media based on keyword and string input

One aspect of the invention is a method for automatically assembling an animation. According to this embodiment, the method includes accepting at least one input keyword relating to a subject for the animation and accessing a set of templates. ... Yahoo Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055533

Response generation device, response generation method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A response generation device according to the present invention includes a determination unit and an output control unit. The determination unit determines the trend in progress of user interaction between an interactive agent system and the user. ... Yahoo Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055320

Method and system for measuring effectiveness of user treatment

Methods, systems and programming for measuring user treatment effectiveness. First information related to activities of each user in a first user set in response to a first treatment is received. ... Yahoo Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055259

Method and system for presenting content summary of search results

Methods, systems and programming for presenting content summary of search results. In one example, an input associated with a search query is received from a user. ... Yahoo Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050254

Cross-device integration system and method

A cross-device messaging integration capability is disclosed, which allows a user using a first device to indicate, using a first user computing device, an intent to perform one or more messaging actions at one or more second user computing device(s). The first and second devices may be different devices. ... Yahoo Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050176

Systems and methods for establishing or maintaining a personalized trusted social network

Automated systems and methods are provided for establishing or maintaining a personalized trusted social network for a community of users, with little or no input from any given user. To establish the personalized trusted social network, one or more trusted sources are identified for a given user. ... Yahoo Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050166

Expressing statements in messages with personalized expression style

Many computing scenarios enable a user to send a message to a user expressing a statement, such as a “happy birthday” message or a “let's meet for lunch” message, and may seek assistance in composing the message. Some services may suggest stock messages, which the user may browse and select, but the generic, impersonal style of the messages may be apparent to the recipient. ... Yahoo Inc

02/18/16 / #20160048901

Content suggestions

Users may create and/or interact with content that may reference various businesses. For example, a user may submit a search query “akron hardware store” to a search interface that may provide relevant search results for the search query. ... Yahoo Inc

02/18/16 / #20160048875

Entity based search advertising within a modular search object framework

A modular search object framework can provide monetization of entity based content. Such a framework can include circuitry configured to manually or automatically link monetized search terms with entities, so that the entities can be monetized without additional bids on the entities. ... Yahoo Inc

02/18/16 / #20160048597

Extraction device, search server, information processing device, extraction system, extraction method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

An extraction device according to the present application includes an acquisition unit and a notification unit. The acquisition unit makes a web search engine execute extraction processing based on an arbitrary query received from an information user and acquires, as an extraction result, the number of users corresponding to the arbitrary query from behavior histories of users to be processed. ... Yahoo Inc

02/11/16 / #20160044509

Services access for mobile devices

Briefly, embodiments of methods and/or systems of services access through progressive registration via a mobile device.. . ... Yahoo Inc

02/11/16 / #20160042403

Extraction device, extraction method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

The extraction device according to the present application includes an acquisition unit and an extraction unit. The acquisition unit acquires behavior histories of users being candidates to whom content is to be distributed. ... Yahoo Inc

02/11/16 / #20160041985

Systems and methods for suggesting headlines

Systems and methods for recommending headlines of an article are disclosed. A topic for the article may be chosen based on the article and an original headline. ... Yahoo Inc

02/11/16 / #20160041983

Local query ranking for search assist method and apparatus

One or more suggested search query completion alternatives are provided to the user and are selectable by the user in completing the user's search query. The suggested search query completion alternatives may comprise local business query completion suggestions, each of which may correspond to a local business, and general query completion suggestions, each of which may correspond to a general query. ... Yahoo Inc

02/04/16 / #20160034977

System and method for embedded search within messaging applications

Disclosed is a system and method for integrating search capabilities with message composition functionality. The present disclosure provides an intersection between messaging and search by enabling a user to search for content from differing entities and resources from within the body of a message compose window. ... Yahoo Inc

02/04/16 / #20160034976

Advertisement presentation

Scroll input received with regard to content within a content layer (e.g., email content displayed through an email inbox content layer of an email application) may be used as a trigger to reveal an advertisement layer or portion thereof, where the advertisement layer is under the content layer. For example, as a user scrolls towards the end of the email content, display of the email inbox content layer may be contracted and display of an advertisement layer may be expanded. ... Yahoo Inc

02/04/16 / #20160034815

Enhanced personalization in multi-user devices

Disclosed herein is an enhanced device personalization that personalizes a user's experience with a device, e.g., a multi-user device. Rather than personalizing based on the specific user(s) that are using, an active entity, which represents a type of consumption, may be generated and used to make recommendations for personalizing an experience using the device. ... Yahoo Inc

02/04/16 / #20160034592

Personal trends module

A system and method for generating a personalized trends module includes steps of: for a given user, producing a social timeline by logging content posted on the given user's accounts on social media sites; analyzing the social timeline for recently posted content to derive an interim summary of first trending topics for the given user; receiving from a content personalization platform an in-stream feed of second trending topics based on the user's recent on-line activity including page views, queries, and clicks; augmenting the social timeline with the second trending topics from the in-stream feed to produce an interim list of third trending topics; ranking the third trending topics by source category using a frequency index; selecting the highest ranking third trending topics from each source category; and presenting a personalized trends module with positions allocated to the highest ranking third trending topics.. . ... Yahoo Inc

02/04/16 / #20160034585

Automatically generated comparison polls

A content item presented to a user may involve two or more topics, such as news articles mentioning athletes or actors. Users may enjoy expressing opinions about a comparison of the topics, such as personal preferences or an evaluation of talent. ... Yahoo Inc

02/04/16 / #20160034564

Method and system of generating and using a geographical hierarchy model

Geographical regions are each characterized using a distribution of terms, tags, etc. A model may be generated that identifies characteristics of each geographic region. ... Yahoo Inc

01/28/16 / #20160028674

Spam filtering and person profiles

Systems and methods to reduce false positives in spam filtering. In one aspect, a method includes automatically generating profiles for persons identified in messages, such as incoming and outgoing e-mails. ... Yahoo Inc

01/28/16 / #20160027060

Distribution device, terminal device, distribution method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A distribution device according to the present application includes a distribution unit. The distribution unit distributes control information to a terminal device. ... Yahoo Inc

01/28/16 / #20160027048

Audience recommendation

Techniques are provided that include identifying and recommending one or more user segments as an audience for a particular campaign, such as an online advertising campaign, such as even if historical performance information for the particular campaign is limited or unavailable. Similar campaigns to the particular campaign may be identified. ... Yahoo Inc

01/28/16 / #20160026918

Systems and methods for providing recommendations and explanations

Provided herein is a system or method for a users-to-follow recommendation engine for, based at least in part on social network information and information about users in one or more social networks, determining features relating to users, including topical features and social features, determining, using a model constructed utilizing the determined features, for a set or users, a subset of the set of users for which the user has a high linkage, relative to other linkages in the set, and determining, using the model, and displaying to the user, a recommendation to follow and an associated explanation, of at least one particular user of the subset of the users wherein the associated explanation includes a topical-based explanation when a predominant basis for the high linkage is determined to be topical and a social-based explanation when a predominant basis for the high linkage is determined to be social.. . ... Yahoo Inc

01/28/16 / #20160026658

Gallery application for content viewing

A gallery software application enables a user to browse, view, and interact with various content items, such as still images and videos. The gallery includes a graphical user interface with two modes: stack and grid. ... Yahoo Inc

01/28/16 / #20160026636

Method for sharing and searching playlists

The present disclosure provides a method for making a playlist available to the public. In another embodiment, the present disclosure provides a method for creating a playlist comprising user-defined descriptor information. ... Yahoo Inc

01/28/16 / #20160026520

Rainbow event drop detection system

In one embodiment, data received from one or more streaming data sources may be monitored by one or more devices. A rate of change in flow of the data received from the one or more streaming data sources may be ascertained. ... Yahoo Inc

01/21/16 / #20160021511

System and method for detection of indoor tracking units

Disclosed is a system and method for obtaining ad-hoc the spatial layout and setup of installed radio-based indoor tracking systems at particular locations. The systems and methods can be implemented via an installed or web-based application that performs the ad-hoc detection of indoor beacons, which includes detecting the signal strength of all beacons at a location while the user performs a previously configured gesture. ... Yahoo Inc

01/21/16 / #20160021373

System and method of spherical image compression

Disclosed herein is a projection-aware compression, which may be used on image data such as, for example, spherical image data. The compression may be considered to be non-uniform in a sense that the compression need not be uniformly applied, but may be applied to image data as a function of latitude information associated with the image data.. ... Yahoo Inc

01/21/16 / #20160020861

System and method for calibrating bluetooth low energy signal strengths

Disclosed is a system and method for calibrating ble signal strengths to high-accuracy/precise distances. The present disclosure involves auto-calibrating ble-based tracking systems, such as, for example, those used indoors using acoustic signals. ... Yahoo Inc

01/21/16 / #20160019604

Information display device, distribution device, information display method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

According to one aspect of an embodiment, an information display device includes a display unit configured to display first content and second content in a display region so as to overlap each other. The information display device includes a change unit configured to change the second content to third content, depending on a position where a predetermined region included in the first content is displayed.. ... Yahoo Inc

01/21/16 / #20160019583

Systems and methods for smooth and effective budget delivery in online advertising

Systems and methods are provided for smooth and effective budget delivery in online advertising. The system includes a storage including a plurality of user groups, where each user group corresponds to a layer comprising a layer-specific parameter. ... Yahoo Inc

01/21/16 / #20160019578

Method of log scanning

Example methods, apparatuses, and/or articles of manufacture are disclosed that may be implemented, in whole or in part, using one or more computing devices to provide analysis of the distribution of overlaps of logs of values.. . ... Yahoo Inc

01/21/16 / #20160019213

Method and system for predicting search results quality in vertical ranking

Methods, systems and programming for predicting search results quality. In one example, a search query is received from a user. ... Yahoo Inc

01/21/16 / #20160018987

Information display device, distribution device, information display method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

According to one aspect of an embodiment, an information display device includes a display unit configured to display first content in a region which accounts for a predetermined proportion of a display region and displays second content in another region. The information display device includes a detection unit configured to detect an inclination of the information display device. ... Yahoo Inc

01/14/16 / #20160014060

Native ad format for interest-based content subscriptions in email

Techniques are provided that include displaying an offer for an interest-based content subscription on an email application web site, the offer being selectable and displayed in a native format of the email application, and, upon receiving an indication that the offer has been selected by a user, generating an interest-based content subscription without directing a browser application away from the email application web site. According to some such arrangements, generating the interest-based content subscription may include contacting a third-party web site associated with the offer, and communicating at least one of an actual identification and a disposable identification of the user to the third-party web site. ... Yahoo Inc

01/14/16 / #20160012624

Information display device, distribution device, information display method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

According to one aspect of an embodiment, an information display device includes a display unit that displays first content in a display region. The information display device includes a detection unit configured to detect a physical state of a terminal device. ... Yahoo Inc

01/14/16 / #20160012485

Browsing context based advertisement selection

A method for providing an advertisement is disclosed. The method, to be implemented on a machine having at least one processor, storage, and a communication platform connected to a network may include receiving a request for an advertisement to be inserted into a content page to be presented to a user. ... Yahoo Inc

01/14/16 / #20160012130

Aiding composition of themed articles about popular and novel topics and offering users a navigable experience of associated content

In one embodiment, a theme may be obtained. A search query may be executed to identify a plurality of search results pertaining to the theme. ... Yahoo Inc

01/14/16 / #20160012104

Search interfaces with preloaded suggested search queries

Many types of devices present a search interface to a user, such as a search textbox where the user may enter text indicating a search query, and then present search results to the user. Such search interfaces are often driven by the user, and prior to selection or the entry of a user-initiated search query, are empty and available for data entry. ... Yahoo Inc

01/14/16 / #20160012055

Using exogenous sources for personalization of website services

Software running on servers at a website hosting a news service generates a first profile for a user of the news service. The first profile is based at least in part on implicit relevance feedback from the user on content presented by the news service. ... Yahoo Inc

01/14/16 / #20160011864

Development of platform independent applications

Method, system, and programs for providing packages to applications is disclosed. An application that is executable on a plurality of device platforms is generated. ... Yahoo Inc

01/14/16 / #20160011735

Dynamic action selection for touch screens

A method for determining an action to be performed for a content item includes the following operations: presenting a content item on a touch screen; receiving input via the touch screen indicating selection of the content item, wherein the selection of the content item produces a reduced version of the content item; in response to receiving the first input, displaying a plurality of options on the touch screen, each of the options identifying an action to be taken for the content item; detecting a dragging action on the reduced version of the selected content item that places the reduced version of the content item proximate to one of the plurality of options to indicate selection of the one of the plurality of options; performing the action identified by the selected one of the options for the content item.. . ... Yahoo Inc

01/07/16 / #20160005097

On-line product related recommendations

Example methods, apparatuses, and/or articles of manufacture are disclosed that may be implemented, in whole or in part, using one or more computing devices to facilitate or support one or more processes and/or operations for one or more on-line recommendations, such as product-related recommendations, for example.. . ... Yahoo Inc

01/07/16 / #20160004898

User identification through an external device on a per touch basis on touch sensitive devices

Techniques for communicating particular information from a user, using a sensing device, to a touch device by way of a touch event is provided. Sensors that are operatively coupled to a sensing device sense an input from the user which conveys particular information. ... Yahoo Inc

01/07/16 / #20160003637

Route detection in a trip-oriented message data communications system

In an embodiment, a data processing method provides an improvement in personal tracking and comprises, using a server computer, obtaining a plurality of personal calendar records, wherein each of the calendar records comprises a location value specifying a geographical location of an event, and a start time value specifying a start time of an event at the location; using the server computer, obtaining a plurality of present location updates, wherein each of the present location updates comprises a geo-location value indicating a then-current location of a computing device; using the server computer, creating and storing polygon data that defines a polygon in geographical space that contains a final set of the plurality of location values; using the server computer, determining a street address that is contained in the polygon; creating and storing a database record that associates a particular calendar record with the street address.. . ... Yahoo Inc








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