who is the founder and owner of yahoo.com? or yahoo?

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    blbhhdcnposted 8 years ago

    who is the founder and owner of yahoo.com? or yahoo?

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    ankigarg87posted 8 years ago

    Management Team:

    Terry Semel
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    Jerry Yang
    Co-founder and Chief Yahoo!

    David Filo
    Co-founder and Chief Yahoo!

    Susan Decker
    Executive Vice President; Head of Advertiser and Publisher Group and Acting Chief Financial Officer

    Farzad Nazem
    Executive Vice President,
    Engineering and Site Operations

    history:

    Yahoo! Inc. is an American global Internet services company. It operates an Internet portal and provides a full range of products and services including a search engine, the Yahoo! Directory and Yahoo! Mail. It was founded by Stanford graduate students Jerry Yang and David Filo in January of 1994 and incorporated on March 2, 1995. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.


    In January 1994, Stanford graduate students Jerry Yang (???) and David Filo created a website named "Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web". Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web was a directory of other web sites, organized in a hierarchy, as opposed to a searchable index of pages.

    In April 1994, "Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web" was renamed "Yahoo!". Filo and Yang said they selected the name because they liked the word's general definition, as in Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift: "rude, unsophisticated, uncouth." The name can also be a backronym for "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle"

 
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