It was globally known for its Web portalsearch engine Yahoo! Searchand related services, including Yahoo! Answersadvertisingonline mappingvideo sharingfantasy sports, and its social media website.
At its height it was one of most popular sites in the United States. Once the most popular website in the U. Japanwhich were transferred to Yahoo's successor company Altaba. Directoryprovided for users to surf through the Internet, became their first product and the company's original purpose. The term "oracle" was intended to mean "source of truth and wisdom", and the term "officious", rather than being related to the word's normal meaning, described the many office workers who would Wmmvy yahoo dating the Yahoo database while surfing from work.
Yahoo grew rapidly throughout the s. Like many search engines and web directories, Yahoo added a web portal.
ByYahoo was the most popular starting point for web users,  and the human-edited Yahoo Directory the most popular search engine. Yahoo began using Google for search in Over the next four years, it developed its own search technologies, which it began using in In response to Google's Gmail, Yahoo began to offer unlimited email storage in The company struggled throughwith several large layoffs. Yahoo formally rejected the bid, claiming that it "substantially undervalues" the company and was not in the interest of its shareholders  .
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The announcement reportedly signified a changing trend in the technology industry, as large corporations like Yahoo, Facebook, and Google acquired start-up Internet companies that generated low amounts of revenue as a way in which to connect with sizeable, fast-growing online communities.
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On the United States Securities and Exchange Commission 's website, they listed the new company as a "non-diversified, closed-end management investment company.
The former Yahoo Inc. Yahoo operated a portal that provides the latest news, entertainment, and sports information. The portal also gave users access to other Yahoo services like Yahoo! As of Mayits e-mail service would offer unlimited storage.
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The results of a Web search are listed on a single page and are prioritized into categories. As ofYahoo used Novarra 's mobile content transcoding service for OneSearch. On October 8,Yahoo announced plans to bring video chat to mobile phones via Yahoo Messenger.
Yahoo offers shopping services such as Yahoo! Shopping, Yahoo Autos, Yahoo Real Estate and Yahoo Travelwhich enables users to gather relevant information and make commercial transactions and purchases online.
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Yahoo Next was an incubation ground for future Yahoo technologies currently undergoing testing. It contained forums for Yahoo users to give feedback to assist in the development of these future Yahoo technologies. Yahoo Search BOSS is a service that allows developers to build search applications based on Yahoo's search technology. The price, as Yahoo explained, depends on whether the query is of web, image, news or other information.
Yahoo Meme was a beta social service, similar to the popular social networking sites Twitter and Jaiku. Connect enables individuals to leave comments in online publication boards by using their Yahoo ID, instead of having to register with individual publications. Yahoo has invested resources to increase and improve access to the Internet for the disabled community through the Yahoo Accessibility Lab. Yahoo Axis is a desktop web browser extension and mobile browser for iOS devices created and developed by Yahoo.
The browser made its public debut on May 23, Yahoo SearchMonkey often misspelled Search Monkey was a Yahoo service which allowed developers and site owners to use structured data to make Yahoo Search results more useful and visually appealing, and more relevant traffic to their sites.