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R.I.P. Alta Vista: an early Internet icon meets its end

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Palo Alto-based Internet search engine was introduced in 1995, three years before Google was founded. But through a succession of corporate owners who treated it as a step-child—including Yahoo, since 2003—Alta Vista couldn’t keep up. Yahoo officially sent it to the Internet bone yard yesterday. Mercury News writes about it.


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