Yahoo! : A Few Billion Dollar Ideas That The Company Missed Out On

red Yahoo signage on street
Photo by Jaimie Harmsen on Unsplash

(Belated) Happy birthday Yahoo!
You surely have grown (20 years old!) and we hope you continue to grow further.
And like any other kid, you too have your own hits and misses. We at NextBigWhat have compiled some of the big billion dollar products that you had, but you probably lacked the foresight to double down on these.

Yahoo: Flickr
The NextBigWhat Startup: Instagram
Yahoo! Local
The NextBigWhat Startup: Yelp (and Zomato).
Yahoo! Messenger
The NextBigWhat Startup: WhatsApp
Yahoo! Groups
The NextBigWhat Startup: Facebook
Yahoo! Music
The NextBigWhat Startup: Spotify
Yahoo! Live
The NextBigWhat Startup: Twitch
Yahoo! Briefcase
The NextBigWhat Startup: Dropbox
Yahoo! Homes
The NextBigWhat Startup: Zillow
Yahoo! Travel
The NextBigWhat Startup: Trip Advisor
Yahoo! Qna
The NextBigWhat Startup: Quora


Who in the tech history has missed so many opportunities? Microsoft comes closer, we believe.

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