Do You Know About History Of Yahoo Company? Trivia Quiz

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Yahoo!, which includes features such as a search engine, an e-mail service, a directory, and a news branch, began as a simple collection of Yang and Filo’s favorite Web sites. It was initially called “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web,” but, as the site grew in popularity, it was renamed Yahoo!
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  • 1. 

    Yahoo which was formerly known as Jerry's guide to the World Wide Web was founded in

    • A.

      1998

    • B.

      1990

    • C.

      1996

    • D.

      1994

    Correct Answer
    D. 1994
    Explanation
    Yahoo was founded in 1994. It was originally known as "Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web" before it was renamed to Yahoo.

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  • 2. 

    Yahoo was started at

    • A.

      Stanford University

    • B.

      Harvard Campus

    • C.

      California University

    • D.

      Redmond

    Correct Answer
    A. Stanford University
    Explanation
    Yahoo was started at Stanford University. This information is not explicitly mentioned in the question, but it is a well-known fact. Yahoo was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo, who were both students at Stanford University. They created Yahoo as a way to keep track of their own interests on the internet. Initially, it was a hobby project, but it quickly gained popularity and became one of the first successful search engines on the web.

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  • 3. 

    When was the yahoo.com domain created?

    • A.

      June 12, 1995

    • B.

      September 3, 1994

    • C.

      January 18, 1995

    • D.

      January 18, 1994

    Correct Answer
    C. January 18, 1995
    Explanation
    The correct answer is January 18, 1995. This date represents the creation of the yahoo.com domain.

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  • 4. 

    Yahoo! Inc. made its first public appearance in

    • A.

      1998

    • B.

      2000

    • C.

      1995

    • D.

      1996

    Correct Answer
    D. 1996
    Explanation
    Yahoo! Inc. made its first public appearance in 1996. This means that in 1996, Yahoo! Inc. became a publicly traded company, allowing individuals to buy and sell shares of the company's stock on a stock exchange. This marked an important milestone in the company's history, as it provided a means for the general public to invest in Yahoo! Inc. and participate in its growth and success.

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  • 5. 

    What was the company's first URL?

    • A.

      Yahoo.com

    • B.

      Akebono.stanford.edu/yahoo.

    • C.

      Yahoo!.com

    • D.

      Yahoo.edu.com

    Correct Answer
    B. Akebono.stanford.edu/yahoo.
    Explanation
    The company's first URL was "akebono.stanford.edu/yahoo". This URL indicates that the company's website was initially hosted on the Stanford University domain, specifically under the subdomain "akebono". The "/yahoo" path suggests that the website was related to or associated with Yahoo in some way.

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  • 6. 

    Who among the following is a founder of Yahoo Inc.?

    • A.

      Bill Gates

    • B.

      Jeff Bezos

    • C.

      Jerry Yang

    • D.

      Keith Filo

    Correct Answer
    C. Jerry Yang
    Explanation
    Jerry Yang is a founder of Yahoo Inc. He co-founded Yahoo in 1994 along with David Filo. They started Yahoo as a directory of websites, and it quickly grew into one of the most popular search engines and internet portals. Jerry Yang served as the CEO of Yahoo from 2007 to 2009 and played a significant role in the company's growth and development.

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  • 7. 

    When did the company establish Internet guides in Chinese and Spanish and teams with AT&T's WorldNet Service to provide Internet access?

    • A.

      2003

    • B.

      2006

    • C.

      2001

    • D.

      1998

    Correct Answer
    D. 1998
    Explanation
    In 1998, the company established Internet guides in Chinese and Spanish and formed teams with AT&T's WorldNet Service to offer Internet access.

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  • 8. 

    In what year did Yahoo! and Google sign an agreement which would tap the Google engine to power searches made on yahoo.com?

    • A.

      2000

    • B.

      2001

    • C.

      1999

    • D.

      2012

    Correct Answer
    A. 2000
    Explanation
    In the year 2000, Yahoo! and Google signed an agreement to use the Google engine to power searches made on yahoo.com. This collaboration allowed Yahoo! to enhance its search capabilities by leveraging Google's advanced search technology.

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  • 9. 

    How many shares did Yahoo! sell in its First Public Offering, which generated $33.8 million in 1996?

    • A.

      2.6 million shares

    • B.

      1 million shares

    • C.

      2.5 million shares

    • D.

       5 million shares

    Correct Answer
    A. 2.6 million shares
    Explanation
    Yahoo! sold 2.6 million shares in its First Public Offering, which generated $33.8 million in 1996. This means that investors purchased a total of 2.6 million shares of Yahoo! stock during its initial public offering, resulting in a revenue of $33.8 million for the company.

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  • 10. 

    How much did Yahoo! turn down in the acquisition deal from Microsoft aimed at building a competitor to Google?

    • A.

      $3.8 billion

    • B.

      $4.8 billion

    • C.

      $44.6 billion

    • D.

      $950 million

    Correct Answer
    C. $44.6 billion
    Explanation
    Yahoo! turned down a $44.6 billion acquisition deal from Microsoft aimed at building a competitor to Google.

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