Yahoo shuts down Internet relic AltaVista


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What happened to Netscape?

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A relic from the dial-up modem era - and one of the earliest victims of both the IPO bubble collapse and the M&A craze, as Compaq and later Yahoo took it over. It tried to do everything, and ended up doing nothing.

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Alta-Vista used to allow one to search for punctuation (such as @) which I found very useful.

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I should have accessed it one more time :(. Was a heavy user rougly 12 years ago, when Google were still wearing diapers.

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Ahhh, the good old days! If you type in guess what you get?

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What happened to Netscape.

In a nutshell: became Mozilla, became Firefox.

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