Yahoo provided Internet communication services such as Yahoo Messenger and Yahoo Mail.
As of May 2007, its e-mail service would offer unlimited storage.
was the highest-read news and media website, with over 7 billion views per month, being the sixth most visited website globally in 2016.
According to third-party web analytics providers, Alexa and Similar Web, Yahoo!
Three years later Yahoo had a market capitalization of .24 billion.
In September 2011 she was removed from her position at Yahoo by the company's chairman Roy Bostock, and CFO Tim Morse was named as Interim CEO of the company.
Japan; following the completion of the acquisition, these assets will be retained under the name Altaba, with a new executive team.
On December 14, 2016, the company revealed that another separate data breach had occurred in 2014, with hackers obtaining sensitive account information, including security questions, to at least one billion accounts.
On the United States Securities and Exchange Commission's website, they listed the new company as a "non-diversified, closed-end management investment company." Yahoo operated a portal that provides the latest news, entertainment, and sports information.In response to Google's Gmail, Yahoo began to offer unlimited email storage in 2007.The company struggled through 2008, with several large layoffs.However, Filo and Yang insist they mainly selected the name because they liked the slang definition of a "yahoo" (used by college students in David Filo's native Louisiana in the late 1980s and early 1990s to refer to an unsophisticated, rural Southerner): "rude, unsophisticated, uncouth." This meaning derives from the Yahoo race of fictional beings from Gulliver's Travels. Like many search engines and web directories, Yahoo added a web portal.By 1998, Yahoo was the most popular starting point for web users It also made many high-profile acquisitions.