Company: Yahoo! Inc.
Founded: 1995 by David Filo and Jerry Yang
1996 vitals: $19 million in advertising revenues; $35 million public offering
Number of entries in Yahoo! directory: 600,000 plus
From co-founder Jerry Yang: "This company isn't really about technology; it's about solving people's basic needs for efficiency, effectiveness and simplicity. From that standpoint, we're really like a lot of other companies.'