What is Yahoo? - An American Online Search Engine


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1. What is Yahoo?

Yahoo is an American web search engine. Yahoo provided a solution to a problem which happened in the time when there were information on web pages but no body could find them on a single page or a moment since there wasn't a place to look or search around.

2. History

Yahoo is founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo January 1994. Yahoo started it's operations as the guide to the World Wide Web which does have directories for the websites. Initially the website was known as Jerry and David's guide to the World Wide Web and in March 1994 the product got renamed as Yahoo!

With the rapid growth Yahoo went public in April 1996 and the stock prices got sky rocketed by 600 percent within two years of time since 1996. Along the way Yahoo introduced Yahoo mail and few other products which could help the users.

Yahoo was an independent company from 1994 to 2017 and Yahoo was acquired by Verizon in 2017. Yahoo is currently traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the code of YHOO and currently operates as a subsidiary of Verizon's subsidiary which is known as Verizon Media. Yahoo is currently headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA.