A salute to Yahoo!'s iconic co-founder
What's a Chief Yahoo? It's a guy who dreams, inspires, and rolls up his sleeves while working side-by-side with teams in the trenches. We're talking of course about Jerry Yang, Yahoo!'s co-founder.
Before the wired world was neatly organized and so readily accessible, we actually had to browse page after page of Boolean look-ups to find stuff. But Jerry Yang and David Filo changed all that. The year was 1994, and in a trailer at Stanford, these two guys began creating a guide that eventually became a directory of sites dubbed "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle," or Yahoo!. Yahoo! is now a brand known around the globe, and the world's premier digital media company, but only because of the vision and hard work of its two founders.
Yesterday it was announced that Jerry has decided to move on from Yahoo!, leaving it in the capable hands of our new CEO Scott Thompson, Jerry's old pal "Filo," and the 13,000 + Yahoo! employees worldwide.
Jerry, whatever trailer you choose to take your talents to next, we know you'll rock the world with your vision. This yodel's for you.
-- All of Us at Yahoo!