Yahoo Kills Altavista
On July 8, 2013, Altavista ceased to exist.
On that day, Yahoo, which acquired the pioneering search engine as part of its 2003 purchase of Overture, began redirecting all traffic to the altavista.com domain to a custom Yahoo search page.
Altavista was launched in December of 1995 by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and grew to become the (early) Internet's most popular and most powerful search engine.
Mis-steps and missed opportunities through a series of corporate mergers and acquisitions, lead to the company's decline in popularity. Yahoo took control of the search engine in 2003.
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