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July 5, 2016updated 06 Mar 2017 3:09pm

What is Yahoo?

Once the darling of the internet, now dogged by data breaches.

By Joao Lima

Yahoo is an internet company famous for its web portal and email services.

The multi-billion dollar company with a global reach focusing on web services is based in Sunnyvale, California, US.

The company was founded in March 1995 by Jerry Yang and David Filo. It is currently headed by CEO Marissa Mayer and Maynard Webb serves as chairman.

Filo still holds a position at the company as Chief Yahoo Officer.

Who is buying Yahoo?

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