The main motive behind conceiving Boss was to help developers as well as non-developers, in their pursuit of building a simple search platform through their search tools. In order to build their own search platform, users could leverage BOSS APIs and developers’ tools to go along with the easy to use web interfaces.
BOSS was initially powered by Yahoo searches, the reins of which then went to Microsoft. Microsoft went ahead and moved some of the features to its index and added a fee structure as per the number of searches. This will now cease to exist around end of March.
“At Yahoo, we’re always looking for ways to streamline and simplify products for our customers. With this focus in mind, we will discontinue the BOSS JSON Search API on March 31, 2016.
If you have any questions regarding BOSS please visit our FAQs page here or you may click here to get in touch.”
After hearing this news, it seems like someone just said Yahoooooo..…! Well, let’s “Google” it, since your guess is as good as mine. I hope you get the message.
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