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    March 02, 2005
     

    A decade of Yahoo

    Even ten years ago the trio of Shankar, Jaikishen and Shammi Kapoor would have been associated with the scream "Yaaaahooooooo". I keenly await the day when some kid comes up to me and asks me why these chaps copied the name of an internet portal. That is how ubiquitous Yahoo! is becoming, and I would have said the same thing twenty months ago when I wasnt even employed by them. After all, I've used Yahoo! for some reason or the other right from around 1996. If my memory serves me right, I have actually visited the sumo wrestler URL with a lynx browser during that era.

    Yahoo! is celebrating its tenth birthday today, March 2nd 2005. Rewind back in time to see how the site first looked. Get an idea of how the internet has evolved since way back in 1995. David Filo's archive of the good old days.

    There is obviously a fair share of media coverage: Wired Magazine wonders about that Silicon Valley based company with a crazy sounding name. Founders Jerry Yang and David Filo talk about why they named it thus. A senior executive talks about balancing work, life and fun. CNet traces the way the company's business model has evolved.

    I am fairly sure that around this time, quite a few other companies, like eBay, Amazon etc. would be celebrating a decade online. So three cheers to all the survivors, for in my opinion, that has been their greatest achievement.

    Rambled @ 12:50 PM

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