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Yahoo Search Guy Raghavan Speaks! (Actually, He WOOs!)

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Yesterday, Yahoo’s top search execs had a little sit-down with reporters and bloggers, including BoomTown, about some of the search innovations it has been working on.

It was no coincidence, since Microsoft (MSFT) is expected to launch a massive overhaul of its search offering next week at the D: All Things Digital conference that Walt Mossberg and I host annually.

After the presentation, which focused on open, mobile, consumer intent and the “Web of objects, not pages,” which Yahoo (YHOO) is calling WOO (no, really, WOO), I got a chance to chat with Yahoo’s Prabhakar Raghavan, head of Yahoo Labs and Yahoo Search Strategy, about all that, as well as competition with Microsoft and search leader Google (GOOG).

I also got him to cheer: “WOO!” My work is done.

Here’s the video interview:


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