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David Filo and Jerry Yang


"Yahoo (Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle) is the most popular hierarchical index of the World Wide Web (WWW). Created in 1994 by David Filo and Jerry Yang, both Stanford University Electrical Engineering Ph.D. candidates currently on sabbatical. This popular index receives more than 2 million accesses a day representing over 200,000 users. This interview was done over two meetings in Palo Alto, California, USA in May 1995. The first meeting was with David Filo at Caffe Verona and the second meeting was with David and Jerry Yang at the Blue Chalk Cafe."

Check out this vintage 1995 interview with the heads of Yahoo. Yahoo (Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle) is the most popular hierarchical index of the World Wide Web (WWW). Created in 1994 by David Filo and Jerry Yang, both Stanford University Electrical Engineering Ph.D. candidates currently on sabbatical. This popular index receives more than 2 million accesses a day representing over 200,000 users. This interview was done over two meetings in Palo Alto, California, USA in May 1995. The first meeting was with David Filo at Caffe Verona and the second meeting was with David and Jerry Yang at the Blue Chalk Cafe.

This article was originally published on Jan 24, 2001
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