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History of Yahoo


If you are someone who frequently air-ria in internet chat, you would know the name Yahoo! Messenger's swing. Yahoo! Mesengger or often abbreviated YM is one means of communication via the internet which has been popular since the era of the 90s and is still available free of charge. YM is one of the products released by Yahoo! Inc.., A company from the United States (U.S.) a business engaged primarily in the areas of Internet content services. Yahoo! Inc., offers a wide array of products and services such as paid and free search engine, news, Yahoo! Directory, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Mail, and others. Yahoo! was first formed by two Stanford University students Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994 and later became a limited liability company on March 2, 1995. Yahoo has the slogan "Do You Yahoo!?" Is now the main headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, USA.

Origins (1994-1996)

In January 1994, Jerry Yang and David Filo created a website named "Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web." Initially, the site of Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web is simply a directory list of bookmarks, which are grouped by subject. Its function is as a pointer to other websites.

Month of April 1994, "Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web" was renamed "Yahoo!". The new name was taken by Filo and Yang of the novel Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift. They chose it because of unique words that mean love the sense of the word "primitive, old-fashioned, rough". In addition Yahoo also is an acronym for "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle". While its URL address is: akebono.stanford.edu / yahoo.

However, the name "Yahoo" has actually become first patented brand of barbecue sauces and raft by other companies. This is why Yang and Filo had to add an exclamation point behind Yahoo said that it becomes "Yahoo!". Nevertheless, the exclamation point is often overlooked when people consider Yahoo.

End of 1994, Yahoo noted progress has been amazing because about one million clicks by visitors. Recognizing this potential, Yang and Filo-hukumkan membadan Yahoo as a limited liability company on March 1, 1995. The next year, exactly on 12 April 1996, Yahoo get fresh funds amounting to U.S. $ 33.8 million collected from the sale of 2.6 million shares of its stock for USD 13 per share.

Developments (1997-1999)

Not wanting to miss from its rivals, Yahoo began to develop the wings to become a portal site. At the end of the decade of the 90s, a number of portals and directory sites like Yahoo, MSN, Lycos, Excite, etc. is growing very rapidly. They are competing to acquire other Internet services are less likely to be included in its services with the hope that visitors / users more stays at the portal.

Recorded on March 8, 1997, Yahoo acquired online communications service company called Four11. One product is the famous Four11 Rocketmail. Yahoo and then change the name of this product into Yahoo! Mail. Furthermore, Yahoo bought ClassicGames.com and turned it into Yahoo! Games. In 1998, Yahoo acquired GeoCities, eGroups and then took over the renamed Yahoo! Groups. Dated July 21, 1999, Yahoo launched one of the best-selling products: Yahoo! Messenger.

Yahoo! International

As a large portal, in addition to English, Yahoo! also maintains a multilingual website service. There are 42 language services in the portal Yahoo today, which include Argentina, Brazil, Germany, France, Japan, Thailand, India, Indonesia, etc..

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