Interesting Facts about Yahoo you don't know.

American multinational technology company Yahoo! Inc. was incorporated on March 2 in 1995.    


Here are some Interesting Facts about Yahoo you don't know .


1) Yahoo was originally known as 'Jerry and David's guide to the World Wide Web', when created in 1994.


2)  According to third-party web analytics providers, Alexa and SimilarWeb, Yahoo! is the highest-read news and media website, with over 7 billion readers per month, being the fourth most visited website globally, as of June 2015.


3)  Yahoo was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994 and was incorporated on March 2, 1995.


4)  Yahoo is an acronym. It stands for 'Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle' .

5)  Missed opportunities :  During a talk, former Yahoo CEO Terry Semel disclosed that the company considered buying Google before it went public. Semel had dinner with Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin and he offered them to buy Google. Both Page and Brin reportedly replied that they wanted $1 billion and didn't want to sell. Another dinner followed and Semel agreed to pay $1 billion.


6)  One of Yahoo’s priciest acquisitions ever was Broadcast.com. The company paid a whopping $5.7 billion for the company. Incidentally, the acquisition also figures in Forbes' list of technology industry's worst acquisitions.


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