Yahoo! was founded by David Filo and Jerry Yang on February 1994 as a way to track their personal interests on the internet. Their list eventually became to big so they divided it into categories and subcategories….Yahoo! was born. The Web site started out as “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web” but eventually received a new name with the help of a dictionary.
Yahoo!, What Does It Mean?
The name Yahoo! is an acronym for “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle,” but Filo and Yang insist they selected the name because they liked the general definition of a yahoo: “rude, unsophisticated, uncouth.”
Yahoo! celebrated its first million-hit day in the fall of 1994, translating to almost 100 thousand unique visitors. With their success the two guys decided to venture into business by talking with Sequoia Capital. After reviewing their site and its potential they agreed to fund Yahoo! in April 1995 with an investment of $2 million.
Below we have complied images of Yahoo! throughout the years. Yahoo! has went through many changes unlike the Google page. They will again go through another major layout change, you can already see this change if you upgrade your homepage. If you wait they will automatically replace the homepage November 11, 2009 and you can see the new layout.
Yahoo is one of the oldest, most well known search engines of the internet. Without them we would not have a Google and the internet would be much harder to navigate. Thank you Yahoo for pushing the limit of the internet and for revolutionizing how we surf.