I will be at the Search Engine Stategies conference in San Jose next Monday, August 8th, discussing search APIs. Also on the panel is Jeremy Zawodny -- this is should be a lot of fun, as Jeremy always has some interesting things to say, and Yahoo! is doing an exemplary job in this space. (For example, their search APIs are so intuitive that I was able to add their shopping search engine to my collection of OpenSearch Spring APIs in under 15 minutes.) If you are in the Bay Area and interested in search technology then I hope that you drop by and say hello.