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[5 Feb 2008 | 3 Comments | 850 supporters]

Even with the bid by Microsoft to buy Yahoo, the combined company would be unable to knock Google off its web search and web advertising throne, industry watchers say.
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Early history of google
Google began in January 1996 as a research project by Larry Page, a Ph.D. student at Stanford. In search for a dissertation theme, Page decided to explore the mathematical properties of the World Wide Web, understanding its link structure as a huge graph.His supervisor Terry Winograd agreed and Page focused on the problem of finding …

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[5 Feb 2008 | No Comment | 713 supporters]

Yahoo Inc would consider a business alliance with Google Inc as one way to rebuff a $44.6 billion takeover proposal by Microsoft, a source familiar with Yahoo’s strategy said on Sunday.
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Yahoo Early history 1994-1996
In January 1994, Jerry Yang and David Filo were Stanford Electrical Engineering graduate students at Stanford University. They started a list of web pages in a campus trailer in February 1994, as a way to keep track of their personal interests on the Internet. The lists were published as a web site named …