Yahoo was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994 and was incorporated on March 2, 1995. Yahoo was one of the pioneers of the early internet era in the 1990s. Marissa Mayer, a former Google executive, served as CEO and President of Yahoo from 2012 until June 2017. It was globally known for its Web portal, search engine Yahoo!
Yahoo! Inc. is an American multinational technology company that focuses on media and online business. It is the second and current incarnation of the company, after Verizon Communications acquired the core assets of its predecessor and merged them with AOL in 2017.
Yahoo was incorporated on March 2, 1995. In 1995, a search engine function, called Yahoo Search, was introduced. This allowed users to search Yahoo Directory.   Yahoo soon became the first popular online directory and search engine on the World Wide Web.
Yahoo!, in full Yahoo! Inc., global Internet brand and services provider based in Sunnyvale, California, and owned by Verizon Communications since 2017. It was founded in 1994 by Jerry Yang and David Filo, graduate students at Stanford University in California. Yahoo! provides users with online utilities, information, and access to other websites.
The original incarnation of Yahoo! Inc. was an American multinational technology company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Yahoo was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994 and was incorporated on March 2, 1995. Yahoo was one of the pioneers of the early internet era in the 1990s.
March 2, 1995: Yahoo! is incorporated.  August 1995: Launch of the Yahoo! commercial website that includes advertisements and news feeds from Reuters. Tim Koogle is also named CEO of Yahoo!  1996 April 12, 1996: Yahoo! has an initial public offering, closing at US$33.00—up 270 percent from the IPO price—after peaking at $43.00 for the day.
The yahoo.com domain was created on January 18, 1995.  Yahoo! grew rapidly throughout 1990–1999 and diversified into a web portal, followed by numerous high-profile acquisitions.