Yahoo Labs started out as Yahoo! Research in July 2005. With the help of researcher and former scientist from Microsoft and IBM had developed it as Yahoo Research Labs. It includes approximately 200 research scientists and engineers. Yahoo! Labs applies its scientific findings in powering products for Yahoo!s users and enhancing value for its partners and advertisers. The mission statement of Yahoo! Labs is "To power Yahoo!s most critical products with innovative science." Yahoo! Labs will mainly cover the spectrum from use-inspired foundational research to applied science, Anticipates, and invent technology-based opportunities, creates technology that is used by hundreds of millions of customers every day, Explores fundamental computational, social, and economic phenomena. It also Includes leaders in the international scientific research community. Yahoo Research labs will mainly work closely with the world’s leading universities. Yahoo! Labs is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA; it has three additional locations worldwide: New York, New York; London, England; Haifa, Israel.