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Images: A decade of yodeling with Yahoo

Remember Black Thursday, the Dancing Baby and the Melissa virus? Yahoo does, and it has pictures to share.

A decade of yodeling with Yahoo

Upper left: Yahoo was co-founded by grad students David Filo (left) and Jerry Yang.

Upper right: Pictured here is former Grateful Dead front man Jerry Garcia; his death in 1995 was the subject of the first news item posted on Yahoo's home page.

Lower right: Sequoia Capital invested $2 million in Yahoo in 1995.

Lower left: Yahoo participated in a 1996 Web protest against a telecommunications bill signed by President Clinton.

Credit: Yahoo, from its birthday retrospective

Images from Yahoo's history

A decade of yodeling with Yahoo

Upper left: In 1994, HotWired.com ran the first banner ad, Yahoo says in a retrospective on its Web site.

Upper right: In 1996, Yahoo goes global, with sites catering to Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Lower right: Yahoo goes public in 1996. Pictured here are co-founders David Filo (left) and Jerry Yang.

Lower left: Also in 1996, Yahoo Maps is launched.

Credit: Yahoo, from its birthday retrospective

Images from Yahoo's history

A decade of yodeling with Yahoo

Upper left: Hotmail was the first free e-mail service, but Yahoo Mail came soon after.

Upper right: Yahoo's first TV ad featured a would-be fisherman searching the Web for bait advice. The ad introduced the company's yodel.

Lower right: My Yahoo debuted in 1996.

Lower left: The boom years gave rise to a host of ambitious but ill-fated projects, including Yahoo's print magazine.

Credit: Yahoo, from its birthday retrospective

Images from Yahoo's history

A decade of yodeling with Yahoo

Upper left: An animated dancing baby became popular on the Net before being featured on the television series "Ally McBeal."

Upper right: In 1999, Victoria's Secret hosted one of the first major Webcasts. It attracted so many, um, lingerie shoppers, Net servers crashed.

Lower right: AOL and Time Warner merged in 2000, but the union was largely seen as a disappointment. Pictured here is AOL's Steve Case giving Time Warner's Gerald Levin a hug.

Lower left: Viruses used to spread via disk, but e-mail is faster. The Melissa virus was noted for the speed with which it spread.

Credit: Yahoo, from its birthday retrospective

Images from the Net's history

A decade of yodeling with Yahoo

Upper left: Internet chat works for many, including Penny Patterson of the Gorilla Foundation and Koko. On Earth Day 1998, they used AOL Chat.

Upper right: Yahoo Shopping was--and is--meant to tap into the growing popularity of e-commerce.

Lower right: Yahoo does its part to help bring sports fans to the Web with features such as fantasy baseball leagues.

Lower left: Yahoo users helped raise millions of dollars for tsunami relief.

Credit: Yahoo, from its birthday retrospective

Images from the Net's history