Yahoo! is an American web providers headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, as well as additionally had by Verizon Media. The preliminary Yahoo! firm was founded by Jerry Yang as well as additionally David Filo in January 1994 and likewise was included on March 2, 1995. Yahoo was one of the leaders of the very early Internet period in the 1990s.

It offers or used a Web website, search engine Yahoo! Browse, and also associated options, including Yahoo! Directory website, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Info, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Teams, Yahoo! Solutions, advertising and marketing, on the internet mapping, video sharing, fantasy showing off tasks, and its social networks sites internet site. At its altitude it was among one of one of the most prominent sites in the United States. According to third-party web analytics service providers Alexa in addition to SimilarWeb, Yahoo was just one of one of the most widely read info as well as additionally media site-- with over 7 billion views monthly-- ranking as the sixth-most-visited web site worldwide in 2016.

As quickly as one of the biggest internet organisation, Yahoo gradually reduced beginning in the late 2000s, along with in 2017 Verizon Communications acquired a great deal of Yahoo's Internet business for $4.48 billion, omitting its stakes in Alibaba Group as well as Yahoo! Japan, which were moved to Yahoo's successor company Altaba.= Despite its reduction from prominence, Yahoo domain name web sites are still amongst the most recommended, ranking 10th worldwide according to the Alexa positions as of October 2019.