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The Rise and Fall of Yahoo! [Infographic]

Over the last decade and a half Yahoo! went from the go-to search engine for a significant majority of internet users to, for many,  a mere footnote in the history of the internet’s meteoric rise in popular use.

An infographic from Focus charts the rise and fall of Yahoo! with a timeline mapped against pivotal moments in Yahoo! history and the success or failures accompanying those moments. Click on the link below to see it full size.

The Rise and Fall of Yahoo! [TechCrunch]

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  • Published 01/20/11

Comments (7)

  1. bill


  2. Richard Mitts

    lost its dependability long ago after teaming up with ATT.

  3. Danny

    I prefer Yahoo! over Google. Yahoo’s mail is much easier to use than Google’s Gmail.
    Yahoo! also has the portal; Google does not by default.

  4. Fred Von During

    I absolutely agree with Danny on both points, I can’t find a necessity in my life to have more than 2 e-mail services and I suppose I miss a lot of capabilities because of this! But Yahoo mail has been great and the unlimited storage speaks for me!!

  5. DJ Rosen

    Even the name of the service suggests that clowns and hillbillies are running the thing.
    Currently I have an account there where I send all my trash and never look it it.

  6. David

    @Fred Von During
    Unlimited storage speaks to me too – as alarm bells! If/when Yahoo morphs into nothingness, your unlimited data goes where?
    Dropbox for me (happy to pay for peace of mind).

  7. Oogolie

    @ Danny
    In what way? I think it’s the opposite cuz Google’s mail service has a more simplistic look.

    And I agree with David, unlimited storage is an alarm bell for free mail service…cuz you know, why? Where’s the profit in that? Maybe that’s why Yahoo is deteriorating. x_x

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