April 12, 2010 5:16 PM Subscribe
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Yahoo is releasing a new service: Firehose
, a real-time, searchable index of social content
aggregated from around the web. Accessible via YQL
, Yahoo’s SQL-like query language, the Firehose will gather data from status updates, user ratings and reviews, comment threads, Google Buzz, Flickr, Delicious, Twitter, YouTube, Last.fm and a range of other sites and apps. [via
The firehose will provide a stream of real-time data from Yahoo's index, which will also include Twitter data, as part of a deal the two companies made in February. According to Yahoo, the firehose will provide access to more than 150,000 ratings, 8,000 reviews and 750,000 comments a day.