Yahoo clocks 20, claims over 1 billion global users
FOUNDED in January 1994 by Stanford University electrical-engineering graduate students David Filo and Jerry Yang, who originally called the site “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web.” Filo and Yang renamed their web directory Yahoo three months later and officially incorporated the company on March 2, 1995.
Today, the Internet giant is celebrating 20 years of existence and claimed to have over one billion-plus global user, which highlight its rich history, which in many ways mirrors the history of the Internet itself.
Over the last 20 years, Yahoo grew to become one of the largest and most iconic tech companies in the world, enduring in a fiercely competitive, rapidly changing industry even as it faced periods of turmoil.
The #YodelOn festivities began on Monday when the Chief Financial Officer Ken Goldman unleashes Yahoo’s signature yodel on the Nasdaq floor, and continued throughout the day.
Online, Yahoo marked the occasion with a new animated homepage logo and special anniversary countdowns in its digital magazines — beauty, food, health, makers, movies, music, parenting and others of the past two decades.
“Yahoo has been one of the Internet’s most beloved companies for two decades, and I’m honored to be part of its incredible journey today,” said Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. “As we commemorate this significant milestone, we want to thank our more than one billion users that keep us inspired every day and our employees around the world that make it all happen. Happy birthday, Yahoo!”