About: RocketMail.com was one of the top free email providers before being acquired by Yahoo! in 1997. Rocket Mail will now redirect you to YMail email login. Back in the late 1990’s Rocket Mail and Hotmail had a fierce battle for the Internets number one free email provider. In June of 2008 Yahoo allowed users to start creating an email account again through rocketmail.com. The service was originally a product of Four11 Corporation before being bought out by Yahoo! Besides a search engine they also provide email services and they operate a very popular Fantasy Sports service that is more popular than ESPN.
Yahoo! Inc.: This popular search engine company was founded in 1994 by Jerry Yang and David Filo. The company is based out of Sunnyvale, California, United States and is one of the most popular websites in the world. The name Yahoo is an acronym for Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle. The company skyrocketed in the year 2000 and had a stock price of over 100. Then the next year the bubble burst and it hit a low of $4.05 in 2001. Other communication services offered by Yahoo include Yahoo! Messenger, Yahoo! Groups, Yahoo! Answers, Flickr, and Connected TV.
- Competition: Google, AOL
- Industry: multinational internet corporation
- Corporate Address: 701 1st Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94089
- Phone: (408) 349-3300