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					Yahoo! Inc. is an American multinational internet corporation headquartered in
Sunnyvale, California, United States. The company is perhaps best known for its web
portal, search engine (Yahoo! Search), Yahoo! Directory, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! News,
Yahoo! Groups, Yahoo! Answers, advertising, online mapping, video sharing, fantasy
sports and social media website and services. It is one of the largest websites in the
United States.

Yahoo! Inc. was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994 and was
incorporated on March 1, 1995. On January 13, 2009, Yahoo! appointed Carol Bartz,
former executive chairman of Autodesk, as its new chief executive officer and a member
of the board of directors. On September 6, 2011, Bartz was removed from her position at
Yahoo! by chairman Roy Bostock and CFO Tim Morse was named as Interim CEO of
the company. On January 4, 2012, Scott Thompson, former President of PayPal, was
named the new chief executive officer. On May 13, 2012, Scott Thompson was replaced
by Ross Levinsohn as the company's interim CEO.

According to news sources roughly 700 million people visit Yahoo websites every
month. Yahoo! itself claims it attracts "more than half a billion consumers every month in
more than 30 languages".

				
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