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Type of Business:  Public

Founded:  January 1994; 23 years ago, March 2, 1995; 21 years ago, (as Yahoo!)

Founders: Jerry Yang,  David Filo

Headquarters:  Sunnyvale, California, U.S.

Area served: Worldwide

Website: yahoo.com

 About of yahoo:

Yahoo Inc. (also known simply as Yahoo!) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Yahoo was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994 and was incorporated on March 1995.Yahoo was one of the pioneers of the early internet era in the 1990s. Marissa Mayer, a former Google executive, Google Employee number 20, and Google's first female Engineer, serves as CEO and superintendent of Yahoo. Once the most popular website in the U.S., Yahoo slowly started to decline since the late 2000s,] and on July 25, 2016 Verizon Communications announced its intent to acquire Yahoo's internet business for $4.8 billion—the company was once worth over $100 billion. Its 15% stake in Alibaba Group and 35.5% stake in Yahoo! Japan will remain intact. In January 2017, Yahoo delayed the merger amid security concerns after multiple data breaches. t is globally known for its Web portal, search engine Yahoo! Search, and incorporate,services, Inclusive Yahoo! Directory, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Groups, Yahoo! Answers, advertising, online mapping, video sharing, fantasy sports, and its social media website. It is one of the most plausiblesites in the United States. According to third-party web analytics providers, Alexa and SimilarWeb, Yahoo! is the highest-read news and media website, with over 7 billion views per month, being the sixth most visited website globally, As of 28 December 2016.According to news sources, roughly 700 million people visit Yahoo websites every month. Yahoo itself due it attracts "more than half a billion consumers every month in more than 30 languages".

Features of Yahoo:

Email storage capacity: 1 TB

Email attachment limit: 25 MB (up to 100 MB via the built-in 'Attach Large Files' app)

Account expiry on inactivity: 12 months. The account cannot be retrieved.

Supported protocols: POP3 in Asia or via YPOPs, IMAP via IMAP proxy or via Zimbra, SMTP, and Mail Forwarding in some countries. US Users gained free POP3 and Forwarding access in 2013.

100 filters to automatically sort incoming messages (200 filters for the Plus version)

Spam and virus protection.

Advertising is displayed on the screen while working with the email account.

 

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History of Yahoo

                   In January 1994 Yang and Filo were electrical engineering graduate students at Stanford University, when they make a website named "Jerry and David's guide to the World Wide Web". The site was a directory of other websites, organized in a hierarchy , as opposed to a searchable index of pages. In March 1994, "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web" was renamed "Yahoo!" The "yahoo.com" domain was created on January 18, 1995.

He word "yahoo" is a backronym for "Yet another Hierarchically Organized Oracle" or "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle". The term "hierarchical" described how the Yahoo database was arranged in layers of subcategories. The term "oracle" was intended to mean "source of truth and sapience", and the term "officious", rather than being related to the word's normal meaning, described the many office workers who would use the Yahoo database while surfing from work. However, Filo and Yang insist they mainly selected the name because they liked the slang definition of a "yahoo" (used by college students in David Filo's native Louisiana in the late 1980s and early 1990s to refer to an unsophisticated, rural Southerner): "rude, unsophisticated, uncouth.

 

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Expansion

Yahoo grew rapidly throughout the 1990s. Like many search engines and web directories, Yahoo added a web portal. By 1998, Yahoo was the most popular starting point for web users. It also made many high-profile acquisitions. Its stock price skyrocketed during the dot-com bubble, Yahoo stocks closing at an all-time high of $118.75 a share on January 3, 2000. Yet, after the dot-com bubble burst, it reached a post-bubble low of $8.11 on September 26, 2001.

Yahoo headquarters in 2001

Yahoo began using Google for search in 2000. Over the next four years, it full-blown its own search technologies, which it began using in 2004. In response to Google's Gmail, Yahoo began to offer unlimited email storage in 2007. The company contest through 2008, with several large layoffs.

 2014-extant On November 11, 2014, Yahoo announced it would enlist video ad company Bright Roll for $640 million. Video was one of the company's key growth areas and the acquisition made Yahoo's video ad platform the largest in the U.S.

On November 21, 2014, it was announced that Yahoo had acquired Cooliris.

By the fourth quarter of 2013, the company's share price (NASDAQ: YHOO) had more than doubled since Marissa Mayer took over as president in July 2012; yet, the share price peaked at about $35 in November 2013. It did go up to $36.04 in the mid afternoon of December 2, 2015, obviously on news that the board of directors was meeting to decide on the future of Mayer, whether to sell the struggling internet business, and whether to continue with the spinoff of its stake in China's Alibaba e-commerce site. Not all had gone well during Mayer's tenure, including the $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr that had yet to prove beneficial and the forays into original video content that led to a $42 million write-down."

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