Back in 1995, the most powerful person in search was arguably Yahoo's Srinija Srinivasan. And now after 15 years, she's leaves Yahoo. "If Yahoo's was the "gateway" to the web in the way some think Google is today, Srinivasan was the chief gatekeeper. Srinivasan was Yahoo's "Ontological Yahoo," among other titles including being a vice president and editor-in-chief. She was Yahoo's fifth employee, hired in 1995 to help organize Yahoo's listing service."
"Early in 1995, my friends Jerry Yang and David Filo asked if I wanted to have lunch. I thought it was just lunch. But it kicked off an epic journey as I joined their initial development team of five people to turn their labor of love, Yahoo!, into a company," said Ninj.
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