Recent News

11Jul2017
TENANT: Yahoo!
Yahoo Donation 1

The Yahoo Employee Foundation (YEF) will award nearly a million dollars in grant money to three local not-for profits at a brief ceremony this Wednesday July 12 beginning at 12:30pm on the Yahoo campus 1908 S. First Street in Champaign. Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County, Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club, and the Eastern Illinois Foodbank will each receive checks for $320,000 from YEF based on the strong partnerships and high program impact from previous YEF funding.

23Nov2016
TENANT: Yahoo!

Thanks to the efforts of the Yahoo site in the Research Park, three nonprofit organizations and a local school are sharing in $170,000 in grants from the Yahoo Employee Foundation, a philanthropic organization funded by donations from Yahoo employees and interest from investments.- The Eastern Illinois Foodbank, the primary source for food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and other programs that get food to hungry people in 17 counties, is receiving $75,000;

13Aug2014
TENANT: Yahoo!

Yahoo's Research Park site and its extensive relationship with the University of Illinois is the focus of a Aug. 11 Chronicle of Higher Education article (available online but subscription required). The story reflects on the growing relationships and collaborations between academia and industry leaders across the computer science landscape.

05Feb2014
TENANT: Yahoo!

View the building progression: http://researchpark.illinois.edu/galleries/yahoo-progression

Today, Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) broke ground on a new state-of-the-art facility that will serve as an important expansion of its Champaign, IL technology hub. Leaders from Yahoo, State of Illinois, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and City of Champaign announced plans for the new building and expanded workforce.

08Jun2012
TENANT: Yahoo!

Yahoo!’s Champaign, Ill., office in the Research Park announced an expansion of their current workforce to include 15 new software engineering positions. The positions will work on the Yahoo! data processing infrastructure.  The positions including challenging responsibilities in designing and implementing high-performance algorithms that can scale to handle petabytes of data. Their environment runs within the Yahoo!’s Hadoop Grid using both Java Map/Reduce and PIG languages as well as Perl scripting.  Yahoo!