Saturday, July 30, 2005

Do you Yahoo???

The two founders of Yahoo! are David Filo and Jerry Yang.

Yahoo! first resided on Jerry Yang's student workstation, "Akebono," and the search engine was lodged on David Filo's computer "Konishiki." Just in case you do not know, these are the names of legendary Hawaiian sumo wrestlers.

In early 1995 Marc Andressen, co-founder of Netscape Communications, invited Filo and Yang to move their files over to the larger computers housed at Netscape and "Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web" was christened Yahoo!

Yahoo! launched a highly-successful IPO in April 1996 with a total of 49 employees.

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