Yahoo and AOL are in the news this week after it was announced the companies — no longer the nineties powerhouses they once were — will become part of a Verizon owned media company called Oath.
Both brands will continue to exist under the Oath umbrella.
Sure, AOL was founded in 1985 and Yahoo in 1995, but the two became global forces at a pivotal time in the nineties when many Americans welcomed this newfangled thing called the web into their homes.
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The internet boom of the nineties spawned some massive companies that changed the way we searched, communicated with each other, browsed, and even made websites.
And then poof — after the dot com bubble burst — many of them dried up or were swallowed up by other companies. Perhaps one of the only true 1990s babies standing today and on its own two feet is eBay.
Here's a look back at those nostalgic nineties — including what happened to some of the companies that helped define the dotcom era.