They are going to destroy the place. But Yahoo! [45], On December 10, 2008, Yahoo! But soon Yahoo! The company was incorporated in 1995 and went public in April 1996 (YHOO on the NASDAQ). acquired Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Maven Networks, a supplier of internet video players and video advertising tools, for approximately $160 million. 's stock plunged some 15% lower to $23.02 per share in Monday trading and trimmed about $6 billion off of its market capitalization. It was initially called “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web,” but, as the site grew in popularity, it was renamed Yahoo!, an acronym for “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle.” Incorporated in 1995, Yahoo! 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Amid growing financial struggles, Yahoo! [113] Specific details of material taken include names, email addresses, telephone numbers, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers, dates of birth, and encrypted passwords. Verizon's $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo today shows just how much has changed in the Sunnyvale, Calif., company's more than 20-year history. [99][100], On July 16, 2012, former Google executive and Walmart corporate director Marissa Mayer was named as Yahoo! ", "Microsoft's Failed Yahoo Bid Risks Online Growth", "A Yahoo Shareholder on What Might Have Been", "Yahoo Falls After Microsoft Yanks Takeover Bid", "Yahoo Ends Talks With Microsoft, Signs Search-Ad Deal with Google", "Microsoft wants to negotiate with new Yahoo board", "YHOO stock quote - Yahoo! in the second-most popular position after Google and its subsidiary YouTube. acquired web hosting provider GeoCities. Yahoo! In 2007, Yahoo! [111], On September 22, 2016, Yahoo disclosed a data breach in which hackers stole information associated with at least 500 million user accounts in late 2014. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. In 1994, both Jerry and David were pursuing graduation in electrical engineering from Stanford University. for $44.6 billion, but this proposal was rejected by Yahoo!, and Microsoft then rescinded its offer. On November 20, 2008, almost 10 months after Microsoft's initial offer of $33 per share, Yahoo! 's board. It offers its services in 30 languages and in 2013 was the most used portal in the U.S. overtaking long time rival Google. As one of the major players in the dot-com frenzy of the late 1990s, Yahoo! [71] demanded $37 per share. [76][77], On January 4, 2012, Scott Thompson, former President of PayPal, was named the new chief executive officer. [118], On January 9, 2017, Yahoo! and its board of directors for allegedly breaching their duty to shareholders by opposing Microsoft's takeover bid and pursuing "value destructive" third-party deals. In an email memo sent to employees in April 2012, Scott Thompson re-iterated his view that customers should come first at Yahoo. also acquired ClassicGames.com and turned it into Yahoo! for $44.6 billion in cash and stock. It contains forums for Yahoo! 360°. 's shares, which closed at $28.67 per share on May 2, were likely to drop below $25 per share and perhaps as low as $20 per share on May 5, which would put significant pressure on Yang to engineer a turnaround of the company. In 2012, it earned profits of $3.94 billion against a revenue of $5 billion. Launch Integrated DSL Service Combining Broadband Speed with Premium Content", "Yahoo! The Corporate group (Finance, Legal, and HR) remains unchanged and continues to support the new groups. managed to survive the collapse of many Internet-based companies in 2001–02, but it sustained heavy economic losses. 's strategies. "The History of Yahoo! Yahoo! Black Friday Sale! The company's stock price skyrocketed during the dot-com bubble and closed at an all-time high of US$118.75 in 2000;[7] however, after the dot-com bubble burst, it reached an all-time low of US$8.11 in 2001. had been subjected to a series of security breaches, which was said to have affected more than one billion user accounts; it was later revealed that all Yahoo! Although she had played a key role in the rise of Google, her efforts to turn Yahoo! For many in the 1990s, this spunky little startup with the funny name was the internet. acquired online communications company Four11. While the yahoo.com domain was created in January 1995,[6] by the end of 1994 Yahoo! According to market analysts, these pending departures impacted Wall Street's perception of the company. The Guide was a directory of other websites, organized in a hierarchy, as opposed to a searchable index of pages. The review committee's chairman is Alfred Amoroso, who joined Yahoo! On January 13, 2009, Yahoo! [14] On April 5, 1995, Michael Moritz of Sequoia Capital provided Yahoo! It added Yahoo! In November 2008 Microsoft offered $20 billion to buy Yahoo!’s search engine. CEO and President, and youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company. After talking to many users in about 10 countries, she said, Yahoo! "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web becomes "Yahoo! – How It All Started ... https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=History_of_Yahoo!&oldid=985446544, History of companies of the United States, Wikipedia articles in need of updating from May 2016, All Wikipedia articles in need of updating, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2013, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 26 October 2020, at 00:38. had humble beginnings with founders Jerry Yang and David Filo starting it as a pass time experiment. Yahoo!, in full Yahoo! outperformed Google since 2011. To mark the occasion, the company launched a "30 days of change" campaign that involved releasing a variation of the logo on each of the 30 days leading up to the revelation date. [33][34] On August 23, 2005, Yahoo! Inc. stock price - NASDAQ.com", "Microsoft, Yahoo! notably released its Yahoo! It has become a well established company that can challenge Google for the number one spot in the web portal business. [80], On April 4, 2012, Yahoo announced a cut of 2,000 jobs or about 14 percent of 14,100 workers employed by Yahoo. launched a new version of its front page, called Metro. began laying off 1,520 employees around the world as the company managed its way through the global economic downturn. For example, on June 3, 2002, SBC and Yahoo! that was not sold—notably its interest in Alibaba—was reformed as Altaba. began to bolster its search services by acquiring other search engines. [66], On July 7, 2008, Microsoft said it would reconsider proposing another bid for Yahoo! had already received one million hits. In February 2005, Yahoo! [115][116][117] On December 14, 2016 a separate data breach, occurring earlier around August 2013 was reported. subsequently became part of the newly created subsidiary Oath, though it continued to exist as a distinct brand. [94][95][96], In response to the crisis, Yahoo! Yahoo! With the acquisition, RockMelt team, including the concern's CEO Eric Vishria and CTO Tim Howes will be the part of Yahoo team. became an instant success as it received close to a million views in a short time from its official launch. The final sale, which was completed in 2017, was valued at approximately $4.48 billion. Yahoo! [72] While Microsoft would provide algorithmic search results, Yahoo!