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Yahoo shuts down internet relic AltaVista

On Monday, its owner Yahoo sent AltaVista.com to the Internet graveyard to rest alongside order-almost-anything venture Kozmo.com and the butler from Ask Jeeves.

Wednesday, 10 July, 2013, 4:33am

AltaVista hit by Internet blockade

Amid the hype over the blocking of search engine Google.com on the mainland, few have noticed that the less popular US engine AltaVista has also been disconnected.

However, the government has not touched hordes of other rival foreign search engines such as alltheweb.com, teoma.com and lycos.com.

12 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Right on target

WHEN YOU USE search engines like Yahoo or Lycos on the Internet, you can be overwhelmed with irrelevant information.

Here is a tip - use the '+' and '-' symbols to narrow down the information the search engines bring back.

The + symbol ensures the search engines find pages that have all the words that you enter, not just some of them.

30 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

AltaVista opens door to Internet

The Internet is fast becoming regarded as the library of libraries, holding the world's most up-to-date information. To avoid information overload, however, search tools are necessary.

The growth of non-English Web sites and Internet users has increased demand for multilingual search tools.

24 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Instant solution to growing problem

I discovered a disturbing item on the Altavista search engine I use for the World-Wide Web last week.

Accidentally clicking on 'hints or tips', I was presented with the following advice which is paraphrased for clarity's sake: Use Altavista as a spell-checker! Search for CD-ROM and CDROM and see which one shows the most number of hits. That's the right one! This is not a joke.

25 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Digital expands Web offerings via AltaVista

Digital Equipment has expanded its Internet software business with a range of search products based on AltaVista - the search engine that boasts about eight million hits a day.

Digital claims the three members of the AltaVista Search product family - Enterprise Edition, Workgroup Edition and Personal Edition - will make it easier for users to find information.

14 May 1996 - 12:00am