Monday, 23 May 2016

Why Google beat Yahoo in the war for the intenet

Google                                  Yahoo


Founded:                      September 7th, 1998                       March 1st, 1995

Maps:                                Yes                                                          Yes

Book Search:                    Yes                                                           No

Search:                              Yes                                                          Yes

Mail:                                 Yes(15GB)                                              Yes(1 terabyte)

Slogan:                           "Don't be evil"                                 "Do you yahoo"

Purchase or Free:             Free                                                          Free

Registration:                 Optional                                               Not Required

Instant Messaging:           Yes                                                            Yes

Social Networks:              Yes                                                            Yes

Download:                        Yes                                                            Yes

Image Search:                   Yes                                                            Yes

Company Type:               Public                                                       Public

Search Engine Ranking:  No: 1                                                         No. 2

User generated video:       Yes                                                              Yes

Listed On:              August 19th, 2004                                         April 12th 1996

Profile:                              Yes                                                              Yes

Alexa Rank:                        1                                                                  4

Private Messages:             Yes                                                              Yes

Themes:                             No                                                              Yes

Games:                              No                                                               Yes          



  • Release of Gmail, with 1 GB of free storage, on 1 April 2004.
  • Launch of the social networking site, You Tube.
  • For Google, one of the main achievements is its innovation and work culture. Google has been voted by the Fortune magazine as the No. 1
  • company to work in. The corporate philosophy includes statements such as "Don't be evil" and "Work should be challenging and the challenge should be fun".
  • In 2004,, a nonprofit philanthropic wing of Google, with a start-up fund of $1 billion was set up. The mission was to create awareness about climate change, global public health, and global poverty.


  • Yahoo Mail Plus (this is a premium service) accounts with capacity of 2 GB. Later, in 2007, Yahoo took out the storage meters and made the storage limit unlimited. Yahoo has upgraded its mail service by providing various tools and add-ons, such as creating avatar, changing the color of mail window.
  • Yahoo is regarded as the most visited websites on the internet by Web traffic analysis companies ComscoreAlexa Internet and Netcraft, with more than 130 million unique users. The global network of Yahoo! websites received 3.4 billion page views per day on average as of October 2007, making it one of the most visited U.S. websites.

So, as we can comfortably deduce by the above data, Google for all intents and purposes is winning the universal war over the most prevalent and in demand real estate in the world; the internet. But, did u know that there are still some places in the world without the internet. I know, I couldn't believe it when I saw it either. Check out our post Places in the world without the internet .