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All The Brands And Companies That Used To Be Known By A Different Name

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Yahoo! is another search engine that started with an … interesting name.

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Can you imagine having to type in Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web every time you wanted to look for something on the internet? We don’t imagine that would have lasted long. But when Stanford grad students Jerry Yang and David Filo started the company, that’s what they called it. By 1995, they had changed the name to Yahoo, which is much easier. They joked that it stood for “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle” which is actually pretty accurate when you think about it.

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