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Yahoo to shut down AltaVista search engine

  • Search engine AltaVista is to be shut down on July 8, current owner Yahoo announced in a blog on Monday.

    The pioneering search site, launched in 1995, was one of the first to index web content and proved to be extremely popular before the debut of Google.

    Yahoo acquired the AltaVista technology, index and name when it took over ad firm Overture in 2003.

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