Monday, March 02, 2009

Today in history

Yahoo! Is Incorporated (1995)

In 1994, two Stanford PhD candidates began indexing interesting websites as a hobby. "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web" launched as Yahoo! the following year, and it has since grown to become the largest information portal on the Web. Initially, Yahoo! called itself a "directory" because it employed indexing specialists to categorize websites, but the Web has since grown so large that the use of automated spiders has become a necessity. What is the name "Yahoo!" an acronym for? More...


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