Yahoo! Inc.

Yahoo! Inc.

▪ American company
      global Internet services company based in Sunnyvale, Calif. The company was founded in 1994 by Jerry Yang and David Filo, graduate students at Stanford University in California. Yahoo! boasts more than 100 million users per month, and it provides users with online utilities, information, and access to other Web sites.

      Yahoo!, which includes features such as a search engine, an e-mail service, a directory, and a news branch, began as a simple collection of Yang and Filo's favourite Web sites. 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 acquired various companies such as Rocketmail and ClassicGames.com, which eventually became Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Games, respectively. As one of the major players in the dot-com frenzy of the late 1990s, Yahoo! managed to survive the collapse of many Internet-based companies in 2001–02, but it sustained heavy economic losses.

      Yahoo! has battled Google—a major competitor in the search engine industry—for many years in an attempt to claim a larger share of the market. However, despite Yahoo!'s release of its Yahoo! Instant Messenger, its buyout of the Internet photo network Flickr, and its inclusion of myriad other features, many of its rivals have endured. In February 2008 the Microsoft Corporation offered to buy Yahoo! for $44.6 billion, but this proposal was rejected by Yahoo!, and Microsoft then rescinded its offer.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

См. также в других словарях:

  • Yahoo! Go — is a mobile website suite operated by Yahoo! worldwide for users of the company s services to use them on their phones. It is currently supported on a growing number of phones. Yahoo! considers Go as Beta software.Yahoo! Go is a software for… …   Wikipedia

  • Yahoo! — Yahoo!,   1995 von den beiden Studenten David Filo und Jerry Yang gegründete Suchmaschine, die nicht nur als eine der bekanntesten, sondern auch bis zum Erscheinen von Google als eine der besten der Welt galt. Die Bedeutung des Begriffs »Yahoo!«… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Yahoo.co.jp — Yahoo! Japan Yahoo! Japan Site Web www.yahoo.co.jp …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Yahoo — ist vor allem bekannt als Anbieter eines der größten Verzeichnisse im Internet. Yahoo bietet auf seinem Portal zudem eine leistungsfähige Suchmaschine. Aufgrund zahlreicher Akquisitionen von Suchmaschinen Unternehmen wird das Yahoo Netzwerk neben …   SEO Wörterbuch

  • Yahoo — Ya hoo, n. 1. One of a race of filthy brutes in Swift s Gulliver s Travels. See in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. Hence, any brutish or vicious character. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. A raw countryman; a lout; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yahoo! — trademark a type of ↑search engine (=a computer ↑program used for searching for information on the Internet), which also provides other information such as news, city maps, and shopping …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Yahoo! — trademark a type of ↑search engine (=a computer ↑program used for searching for information on the Internet), which also provides other information such as news, city maps, and shopping …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • yahoo — (n.) a brute in human form, 1726, from the race of brutish human creatures in Swift s Gulliver s Travels. The internet search engine so called from 1994 …   Etymology dictionary

  • yahoo — ► NOUN informal ▪ a rude, coarse, or brutish person. ORIGIN named after an imaginary race in Jonathan Swift s Gulliver s Travels (1726) …   English terms dictionary

  • Yahoo — [yä′ho͞o΄] n. 1. in Swift s Gulliver s Travels, any of a race of brutish, degraded creatures subject to the Houyhnhnms and having the form and all the vices of man: see also HOUYHNHNM 2. [y ] a person who is variously thought of as being coarse,… …   English World dictionary

  • Yahoo — ● np. ►INTERNET►MOTREC Yet Another Hierarchically Officious Oracle. Système de recherche sur le Net. C est en fait un site de référencement des adresses (URL), travail qui est ici effectué par des êtres humains qui trient les documents HTML,… …   Dictionnaire d'informatique francophone


Поделиться ссылкой на выделенное

Прямая ссылка:
Нажмите правой клавишей мыши и выберите «Копировать ссылку»