ALTAVISTA

Web Search Engine

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Origins

AltaVista was a web search engine available on December 15 of 1995. This site was created by researchers at Digital Equipment Corporation's Network Systems Laboratory and Western Research Laboratory, property of the company Overture Service Inc.

What was it?

AltaVista was a Web Search Engine that provide services to make finding files on the public network easier. It used to make more easier navegating on the web, because people can search for any information that they want in any moment and AltaVista find it for them quickly.
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The Future

Sadly, the future of AltaVista was beeing replased by Google, and beeing in the memory of all the users as the first Web Search Engine. In February 2003, AltaVista was bought by OverTourServices,Inc. In July 2003, Overture was taken over by Yahoo.