David Filo
American businessman
David Filo
David Filo is an American businessman and the co-founder of Yahoo! with Jerry Yang. His Filo Server Program, written in the C programming language, was the server-side software used to dynamically serve variable web pages, called Filo Server Pages, on visits to early versions of the Yahoo! web site.
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Marissa Mayer Will Resign From Rump Yahoo Board After Verizon Deal Is Done
Huffington Post - about 1 month
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Activist investor renews call for Yahoo to sell core business
Yahoo News - about 1 year
SAN FRANCISCO/BENGALURU (Reuters) - An activist investor on Thursday renewed its push for Yahoo Inc to abandon its plans to spin off its valuable stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd  and instead sell its core business "at the highest price possible." The pressure from Starboard Value LP came as Yahoo's board, in a three-day meeting that started on Wednesday, was reportedly weighing a number of options for the troubled company. Alibaba, seen by some as a potential buyer, is unlikely to be interested, according to the Wall Street Journal. Citing a person familiar with the matter, the Journal said Alibaba felt the core business is not attractive, "given the difficulties successive managers have had in turning it around." Yahoo's board, which includes co-founder David Filo, Wal-Mart Stores Inc former Chief Executive H. Lee Scott Jr. and Charles Schwab Corp Chairman Charles R. Schwab, was also expected to discuss the planned spinoff of Yahoo's 15 percent stake in Ali ...
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Activist investor renews call for Yahoo to sell core business
Yahoo News - about 1 year
SAN FRANCISCO/BENGALURU (Reuters) - An activist investor on Thursday renewed its push for Yahoo Inc to abandon its plans to spin off its valuable stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd  and instead sell its core business "at the highest price possible." The pressure from Starboard Value LP came as Yahoo's board, in a three-day meeting that started on Wednesday, was reportedly weighing a number of options for the troubled company. Alibaba, seen by some as a potential buyer, is unlikely to be interested, according to the Wall Street Journal. Citing a person familiar with the matter, the Journal said Alibaba felt the core business is not attractive, "given the difficulties successive managers have had in turning it around." (http://on.wsj.com/1jAjb0T) Yahoo's board, which includes co-founder David Filo, Wal-Mart Stores Inc former Chief Executive H. Lee Scott Jr. and Charles Schwab Corp Chairman Charles R. Schwab, was also expected to discuss the planned spinoff of Yah ...
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Signs that Twitter may be preparing for an IPO
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Months after becoming Twitter's finance chief, Mike Gupta is talking to banks about handling the company's initial public offering, a sign that the most anticipated stock market debut since Facebook is getting closer - and that Gupta will play a key role in it. Twitter, based in San Francisco, is awaiting third-quarter financial results before deciding whether to file the IPO paperwork with regulators this year or next, said people who asked not to be identified because the plans are confidential. Gupta, who joined Twitter last year, would accompany Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo during an eventual cross-country pre-IPO road show, explaining the company's business to potential investors. The former Yahoo finance executive will draw on an ability to communicate intricate ideas simply as he seeks to outline how the online-advertising business - set to reach $1 billion in sales next year - can sustain long-term growth, said Peter Fenton, a partner at Benchmark Capital. Climbed t ...
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Yahoo Unveils New Logo
Huffington Post - over 3 years
SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Yahoo has adopted a new logo for the first time since shortly after the Internet company's founding 18 years ago. The redesigned look unveiled late Wednesday is part of a makeover that Yahoo Inc. has been undergoing since the Sunnyvale, Calif., company hired Google executive Marissa Mayer to become Yahoo's CEO 14 months ago. Mayer has already spruced up Yahoo's front page, email and Flickr photo-sharing service, as well as engineered a series of acquisitions aimed at attracting more traffic on mobile devices. The shopping spree has been highlighted by Yahoo's $1.1 billion purchase of Tumblr, an Internet blogging service where the company rolled out its new logo. The logo was shown both with purple letters and in white with a purple background spelling out the word Yahoo!, with no letters touching and ending with an exclamation point. "We wanted a logo that stayed true to our roots (whimsical, purple, with an exclamation point) yet embraced the evolution of our pr ...
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StartX accelerator taps into Stanford
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Supported by grants, nonprofit StartX gives startups practical help to get their businesses off the ground Over the years, Stanford University has educated more than its share of tech entrepreneurs, including Yahoo's Jerry Yang and David Filo and Google's Sergey Brin and Larry Page. [...] tech founders looking to get their starts have been turning to a new resource, StartX, an accelerator tapping into the Stanford community. Just down the street from the campus, the three-month program nurtures emerging entrepreneurs, partnering them with mentors and offering them free office space, financial aid, and legal and tech services. StartX is part of a boom in tech accelerators and incubators such as Y Combinator and TechStars, where startups spend an intense few months learning the ropes and getting their businesses up and running. StartX is targeted at the Stanford population, requiring at least one of its founders to be a Stanford student, professor or recent graduate. Supported by ...
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Marissa Mayer Personally Reviews Every New Yahoo Recruit
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Chief Executive Marissa Mayer was asked at an all-staff meeting several weeks ago whether her rigorous hiring practices had caused the company to miss out on top engineering talent in Silicon Valley's hyper-competitive job market. Mayer dismissed the complaint that she had refused good candidates because they did not have degrees from prestigious universities, and instead she challenged her staff to get better at recruiting, according to an employee who was at the meeting. "Why can't we just be good at hiring?" Mayer said, playing off a line from what she called one of her favorite movies, 1989's "Say Anything", according to the employee. He did not want to be identified because he was not authorized to discuss Yahoo's internal matters. The question, according to Yahoo insiders, reflects wider concerns among hiring managers and rank-and-file employees over the way Mayer has tightened hiring practices since becoming CEO last July, as part of an effort to transform Yaho ...
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8 Of Yahoo's 11 Leaders Are New
Business Insider - almost 4 years
Since joining Yahoo in July, Marissa Mayer has remade the executive team, sometimes replacing people abruptly. Yahoo just filed its annual report with the SEC, and the introduction makes two things clear: Mayer thinks a complete list of Yahoo's executive team is important information for shareholders. (It wasn't included in last year's annual report—Yahoo just published the names of the top five executives as required by SEC regulations.) She also thinks it's important to highlight how most of those executives are either new to their roles or new to the company altogether, and to give the timetable of when they arrived or assumed their jobs. Under the legalese of the annual report, it's a startingly clear message. Here's the section from the 10-K: EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP Since the beginning of 2012, we have made key changes to enhance our executive leadership team. Marissa Mayer became our Chief Executive Officer and President on July 17, 2012. Today, the management tea ...
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Google executive Marissa Mayer to become Yahoo CEO in surprise move
Guardian (UK) - over 4 years
Yahoo scores coup in bringing in Mayer, who was the 20th employee to join Google and who had spent 13 years there Marissa Mayer, one of Google's top executives and its first female engineer, will be the next chief executive officer of Yahoo, making her one of the most prominent women in Silicon Valley and in corporate America. Mayer will start immediately, with her first day being Tuesday 17 July. The fact that she was a candidate had been kept completely secret – with no indication from Google's top managers that she was about to leave. The appointment of Mayer is a surprising and impressive coup for Yahoo, a company that has been racked by internal turmoil as it has struggled to compete with Google, Facebook and Twitter in the online display advertising market. Mayer will be Yahoo's fifth chief executive in five years, and its second woman. "I am honoured and delighted to lead Yahoo, one of the internet's premier destinations for more than 700 million users," Mayer said in a sta ...
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MovieInsure.com is Now Providing Film, Movie, and Production Insurance in Ohio
Yahoo News - almost 5 years
MovieInsure.com, provider of film, movie, and production insurance is now licensed and transacting in Ohio.Woodland HIlls, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2012 MovieInsure.com, a website owned and managed by Brilliant Insurance Services, is now providing Film, Movie, and Production insurance in Ohio.Getting cheap production insurance does not have to be hard, if you know where to look - just ask David Karubian, CEO of Brilliant Insurance Services. According to David, “…Film productions are my favorite type of policy to write. ...
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Boohoo for Yahoo
Reuters.com - almost 5 years
Yahoo is taking on Facebook — but it’s not vying for the hearts and minds of the Internet cool kids. It’s for licensing fees over some patents. This is not how it was supposed to be. No, I’m not naive. But I am a bit of a romantic. Thing is, I remember when Yahoo was an upstart with two crazy awkward college kids who came up with something that the search giants of the time — Lycos and Alta Vista — could not withstand. Yahoo’s scrappiness was part of a long tradition of Silicon Valley startups that came before (and would come after). Like Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, the elder statesmen of Silicon Valley who began their iconic company in a now iconic garage, Jerry Yang and David Filo started with nothing but an idea in a dorm room and changed everything. Yahoo’s blazing success in search and (the now-quaint notion of) cataloging the Web begs comparison to two other crazy awkward college kids who started a search engine. That search engine, of course, killed Yahoo. It had an equal ...
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Will The New CEO Change Yahoo!’s Fortunes
AccuraCast News - about 5 years
Yahoo! has been going through a rather rough patch for a long time now, and in an effort to turn around their fortunes the company has changed CEOs repeatedly. The last CEO, Carol Bartz, had been asked to go by chairman Roy Bostock quite unceremoniously last September, and CFO Tim Morse was named as Interim CEO of the beleaguered company. Yahoo! has now announced that they have found a suitable candidate in Scott Thompson, to lead the company. He has been the president of online payments firm, Paypal, which is a subsidiary of eBay. Mr. Thompson has a tough task ahead of him, to say the least. He will not only have to focus on rebuilding the core business of Yahoo! but he will also have to carry out a strategic review of what new investments to make and existing business lines to dispose off. According to Stuart Miles of technology blogsite Pocket-lint, Thompson will have to decide on whether they should concentrate on product innovation or content creation. Yahoo! was founded ...
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New Tech Leaders: 5 Pointers to Keep a Company Great - International Business Times
Google News - over 5 years
Jeff Yang and David Filo were computer science students when they devised Yahoo as were Sergey Brin and Larry Page with Google; Adobe's John Warnock came up with algorithms for computer graphics in his doctoral dissertation written at 29 and Nvidia's
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Sequoia, Nexus Back Druva with $12M - Private Equity Hub (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
... Dan Warmenhoven of NetApp, Jerry Yang and David Filo of Yahoo!, Jen-Hsun Huang of NVIDIA, Michael Marks of Flextronics, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen of YouTube, Dominic Orr and Keerti Melkote of Aruba Networks,
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搜索引擎的发展简史 - 中国B2B研究中心
Google News - over 5 years
同年,杨致远与David Filo创立Yahoo!,当时作为人工收录网址而用,“寄居”于斯坦福大学的域名。 稍后,第一个可以索引全文内容的搜索引擎WebCrawler推出,作为华盛顿大学的一个研究项目。之后该搜索引擎与95年、96年分别
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As origens das marcas - Mundo Conectado
Google News - over 5 years
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Hành trình 30 năm của PC qua một bức ảnh - VNExpress
Google News - over 5 years
1994: David Filo và Jerry Yang thành lập Yahoo. 1995: Amazon.com và eBay cùng "chào đời", Microsoft tung ra Windows 95 còn Toshiba và Sony phát triển 2 định dạng DVD khác nhau. 1996: Intenet tốc độ cao qua cáp modem xuất hiện
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of David Filo
    FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 44
    In 2011, Filo was estimated to be worth $1.4 billion, ranking him the 879th richest person in the world.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2005
    Age 38
    As a philanthropist, in 2005 he donated $30 million to his alma mater, Tulane University, for use in its School of Engineering.
    More Details Hide Details Filo is married to photographer and teacher Angela Buenning.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1994
    Age 27
    In April 1994, he co-created with Jerry Yang an Internet website called "Jerry and Dave's Guide to the World Wide Web", consisting of a directory of other websites.
    More Details Hide Details It was renamed "Yahoo!" (an exclamation). Yahoo! became very popular, and Filo and Yang realized the business potential and co-founded Yahoo! Inc. Yahoo! started off as a web portal with a web directory providing an extensive range of products and services for online activities. It is now one of the leading internet brands and, due to partnerships with telecommunications firms, has one of the most trafficked networks on the internet.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Born
    Born on April 20, 1966.
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