BOSS (Build your Own Search Service) is Yahoo!’s open search web services platform. The goal of BOSS is simple: to foster innovation in the search industry. Developers, start- ups, and large Internet companies can use BOSS to build and launch web-scale search products that utilize the entire Yahoo! Search index. BOSS gives users access to Yahoo!’s investments in crawling and indexing, ranking and relevancy algorithms, and powerful infrastructure. Combining a client’s assets and ideas with Yahoo’s search technology, BOSS creates a platform for the next generation of search innovation, serving hundreds of millions of users across the Web.