At the end of 1984, George Orwell wrote:
He gazed up at the enormous face. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark moustache. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.
Yahoo first went online in 1995–which means it took them 30 years less time than Winston Smith to come to love Big Brother as well.
No word yet if any gin-scented tears are trickling down the faces of its employees, though.