In the mid 1990s, a couple of Stanford graduate students visited the popular search engines of the day, offering to license new technology they had developed. Executives from AltaVista and Excite weren't impressed. Infoseek CEO Steve Kirsch told the duo to "go pound sand." So, with none of the major players interested, Larry Page and Sergey Brin decided to start their own little company called Google.
In today's SearchDay article, Search Memories, Mike Grehan reports on a panel at the recent Search Engine Strategies conference where veterans of AltaVista, Excite and Infoseek reminisced about the early days of web search and opined about Google, then and now.
Introducing... ClickZ Live!
SES Conference & Expo has merged with ClickZ to bring you ClickZ Live! The new global conference series takes on the identity of the industry's premier digital marketing publication, ClickZ.com, and kicks off March 31-April 3 in New York City. Join the industry's leading tech-advertisers in the advertising capital of the world! Find out more ››
*Super Saver Rates expire Jan 24.