Which search engine giant was originally named “Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide”?
Answer: Co-founded in 1994 by Jerry Yang and David Filo while they were PhD students at Stanford, the company that would become a leading search engine and pioneer of the internet used to go by a much lesser known name. The search engine giant began as Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web, but by 1995 the founders realized they’d need something a bit more concise, so they renamed the company Yahoo! — an acronym for “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle.” According to Filo, the exclamation point was added for “pure marketing hype.”
Yahoo! is a web services provider that is wholly owned by Verizon Communications through Oath Inc. and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. source:trends2trivia.com
Founded: March 2, 1995
Headquarters: Sunnyvale, CA
Video game: Yahoo! Soccer Manager
Parent organization: Oath Inc.