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Sunday, July 14, 2013

History Behind Name of Yahoo

The first name of Yahoo was “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web”. In 1994 it changed its name to Yahoo. The name was taken from a phrase from Jonathan Swift’s novel, Gulliver’s Travels. YAHOO is the short form of the phrase “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle”. This word refers to a barbaric and uncivilized youth. 
The founders Jerry Yang and David Filo wanted to choose this name as they wanted themselves to be wittingly categorized thus.

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