Yahoo on Thursday will take one of its first big steps to make its site a more vital part of the Internet.
The company will offer developer tools to let programmers start using SearchMonkey, technology to make search results more elaborate and, the company hopes, more useful. SearchMonkey lets programmers write applications that can turn dry textual listings in search results into a much more elaborate display, and Yahoo hopes its search business will benefit.
"We want this to be the most productive search experience anywhere," said Amit Kumar, whose title is chief searchmonkey.
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