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Two Ph.D candidates named David Filo and Jerry Yang created Yahoo in 1994 at Stanford University in California; it was started for recreation for the creators but soon became full time work. It was initially known as ‘Jerry and Davids guide to the World Wide Web’ but after the creators randomly chose names from the internet was then dubbed Yahoo as the creators wanted smarter, catchier name.

Yahoo recently became a more powerful organisation by the acquisition of Inktomi and Overture, the pioneers of their specific fields.


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