Yahoo was founded in January 1994 by graduate students Jerry Yang and David Filo as a simple directory to find sites on the web, original named “Jerry and David’s guide to the World Wide Web”. It was renamed to Yahoo! in March 1995 and became one of the early pioneers of the Internet starting in the 1990’s.

By the late 90’s Yahoo was everyone’s default homepage, after numerous key acquisitions including Geocities, Rocketmail which become Yahoo Mail, eGroups which became Yahoo Groups, and developing Yahoo Messenger; they became by far the largest site and internet portal where people started on the web.