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David Filo Biography : Cofounder of Yahoo!
Famous for : Founding one of the most popular websites on the Internet (Yahoo! Search engine and web portal) with Jerry Yang and for being an American internet billionaire.
Filo details : Born - 1966, Wisconsin, USA / Lives - United States of America

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David Filo with his partner Jerry Yang, co-created the popular search engine Yahoo! while studying together at Stanford. Today Yahoo! is one of the most popular directories and search engines on the web and has grown to provide consumers with services such as online dating, shopping, and website hosting.

David Filo was born in Wisconsin in 1966, and later moved to Moss Bluff, Louisiana at the age of six. He attended high school at Sam Houston High School near Lake Charles, Louisiana and ended up at Tulane University with a Dean's Honor Scholarship. He graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering. Filo then took his studies to Stanford University where he eventually graduated with a Master of Science degree.

It was at Stanford that David Filo met Jerry Yang, another Computer Engineer. Together, Filo and Yang started surfing the fledgling internet in their spare time. There were thousands of new websites appearing every day and Filo and Yang wanted to make the most of the experience by setting up a directory in order to share sites with their friends. They created Yahoo! to help organize their findings and help other people find relevant sites.

Yahoo! quickly grew to include other Stanford alumni and Filo and Yang developed software to help categorize websites even further. The site grew even more and became a stable for online searches. Hundreds of companies jumped on board to advertise on their site and helped the company to grow to over one hundred employees in a short time.

Although Yahoo! still offers searches and directories, they have expanded their offerings to include online personals and dating, shopping, web hosting services, and more. Yahoo! offers services in countries around the world in a variety of languages. David Filo still heads software and also acts as Chief of Yahoo!.

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First of all we had very few users. We might have had a hundred accesses a day. So there was really no demand from the users to add their own links. Things changed over time though as our access rates doubled every month. Through word of mouth on the Net more and more people began using it.
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