April 10, 1995 |
It started out as a short, personal list of favorite sites on the Internet, the worldwide computer network. It grew, and grew some more. Within a year it had become, improbably enough, one of the most important organizing forces in all of cyberspace. And last week its keepers decided to get down to business: They collected a hefty sum from a venture capital firm, dropped out of Stanford University and began looking for office space.
October 28, 1996 |
For the very young men of Silicon Valley who got very rich very quickly during the last year and a half, one day stands distinct from the blur of midnight coding, anxiety dreams and fast-food to go. On the day their respective start-ups first sold shares to the public, or agreed to be acquired--on the day they cashed in, albeit mostly on paper--the newest generation of high-tech entrepreneurs took a few hours off.
August 23, 2005 |
Yahoo Inc. said co-founder David Filo planned to sell as many as 2 million shares of Yahoo over the next year. Filo, who founded Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo with Jerry Yang, established a plan for the sale over a 12-month period beginning in October, Yahoo said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
April 12, 1996 |
Yahoo! Shares Priced at $13: Shares in Yahoo Inc., one of the small firms that developed an easy way to find information on the Internet, will be traded publicly for the first time today. Yahoo issued 2.6 million shares to the public, about 10% of its 25.7 million. At $13 each, the company emerges with a market value of $334.1 million.
March 28, 2007 |
Yahoo Inc. said Tuesday that it planned to offer unlimited e-mail storage to its roughly quarter of a billion users, starting in May. The world's biggest e-mail service is scrapping its free e-mail storage limit of 1 gigabyte, or about a billion bytes of data, responding to explosive growth in attachment sizes as people share ever more photos, music and videos. Microsoft Corp. has a free e-mail storage limit of 2 gigabytes, while Google Inc. caps its Gmail service at 2.8 gigabytes.
May 26, 1997 |
Pete Ellis, creator of the Auto-By-Tel Inc. online car buying service, and Jeff Leibowitz, president of Engage games online gaming service, both of Irvine, are keeping pretty good company these days. Websight magazine's second annual listing of the 100 most influential people on the World Wide Web lists Ellis and Leibowitz right there with Microsoft Inc. guru Bill Gates and Yahoo! Web server creators David Filo and Jerry Yang. Ellis, who was ranked No.