Posts Tagged ‘Yahoo’


All Eyes on Apple as Google Search Deal Expires Next Year | The Information

Google has always been the default search engine in Apple’s browser on the iPhone and iPad as well as on its desktops and laptops starting years earlier. But that deal is up for renewal in early 2015, sources tell The Information, and Yahoo and Microsoft have separately begun to pitch Apple executive Eddy Cue for the business, according to people at those companies who were briefed about the bake-off.

Report: Google-Apple Safari Search Deal Expiring, Yahoo & Bing Want In | Search Engine Land

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ヤフーの名前の元となった Yahoo Directory が今年一杯で終わりを告げる

The Yahoo Directory — Once The Internet’s Most Important Search Engine — Is To Close | Search Engine Land

Once the Google of its time, the Yahoo Directory is finally coming to the end of its slow death.

Founders Jerry Yang and David Filo quickly realized their own list needed a better name than “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web.” They settled on Yahoo! (with exclamation mark). That stood for “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle” — a reference to organizing sites in a hierarchical order.

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Andreas Goeldi @agoeldi

Wow: Yahoo is shutting down its directory, the original core of the company. http://yahoo.tumblr.com/post/98474044364/progress-report-continued-product-focus

Greg Linden @greglinden

End of an era: “Yahoo started 20 years ago as a directory. At the end of 2014, we will retire the Yahoo Directory.” http://yahoo.tumblr.com/post/98474044364/progress-report-continued-product-focus

Farhad Manjoo @fmanjoo

In its earliest days Yahoo was the best way to find stuff online precisely because it used humans, not machines. http://selnd.com/1Cu4IbE

Danny Sullivan @dannysullivan

Yahoo Directory was viewed as “gateway” to the web in way some view Google now. And secret code for faster listing was close kept knowledge

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