Yahoo! celebrated its 16th birthday on March 1st.
"16 years ago the Internet was a mostly undiscovered frontier. Jerry Yang and David Filo -- Stanford Ph.D. students at the time -- started dabbling in Web searches as a hobby. As David has said, "The Internet was a great place to waste time."
But their passion for locating, identifying and editing information stored on the Internet -- soon to be known as "David and Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web" -- evolved into much more than a hobby, of course.
In March 1995, Yahoo! was incorporated as a business, and by April 1996, our company stock was already being sold publicly on the NASDAQ.
Today, more than 13,000 people from Sunnyvale to Singapore are proud to call themselves Yahoos."