In 1996, Yahoo dropped the funky logo in favor of a cleaner, monochromatic design. But it kept its now-famous exclamation point. Instead of having categories listed side by side, the company aligned them all along the left for easier scrolling. By then, Yahoo had launched properties such as Yahoo Japan and the children's site Yahooligans.
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.