Cloud Computing: Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang Departs With More Whimper Than Bang

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2012-01-18 Print this article Print
Birth of Yahoo in 1994

Birth of Yahoo in 1994

Yang officially co-founded Yahoo, which actually stands for Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle, in 1995 with David Filo. Check out this early logo from 1994.
Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang Jan. 17 resigned from the company's board of directors, severing his final tie with the Internet company he helped build when he was a Stanford University student 17 years ago. His departure may bring some satisfaction to financial analysts who believe Yang is largely responsible for Yahoo's downward spiral, particularly since he replaced Terry Semel as Yahoo CEO in 2007. Yahoo's downfall amounts to a failure to keep pace with the financial and user-engagement growth enjoyed by Internet rivals Google and Facebook. New Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson hopes to breathe some fresh life into the struggling Internet power, which still has a staggering 700 million visitors worldwide each month. This eWEEK slide show provides a brief retrospective of how Yahoo evolved under Yang's watch.

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