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Is AltaVista's Stale Index The Last Blow?

Earlier this year, it emerged that AltaVista had not refreshed any of its country-specific web page indexes for months. Now, it turns out that the main global database is also several months old. Earlier this year, it emerged that AltaVista had not refreshed any of its country-specific web page indexes for months. Now, it turns out that the main global database is also several months old. 0 Comments

Is AltaVista's Stale Index The Last Blow?

Earlier this year, it emerged that AltaVista had not refreshed any of its country-specific web page indexes for months. Now, it turns out that the main global database is also several months old. Earlier this year, it emerged that AltaVista had not refreshed any of its country-specific web page indexes for months. Now, it turns out that the main global database is also several months old. 0 Comments

New Search Patents

You can learn a lot about emerging search technologies -- including those that may pose serious threats to your favorite search engine -- from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database. You can learn a lot about emerging search technologies -- including those that may pose serious threats to your favorite search engine -- from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database. 0 Comments

Search Engine Finance Round-Up

Inktomi and Yahoo layoff staff, Excite rethinks running a portal and other search engine financial stories from April 2001. Inktomi and Yahoo layoff staff, Excite rethinks running a portal and other search engine financial stories from April 2001. 0 Comments

Patent Wars II: CMGI Strikes Back

Tempest in a teapot -- That what I said in 1997, when Lycos announced it had patents on search engine crawling, and I see nothing different in light of AltaVista's recent claims. Tempest in a teapot -- That what I said in 1997, when Lycos announced it had patents on search engine crawling, and I see nothing different in light of AltaVista's recent claims. 0 Comments

HotLinks: Harnessing Bookmarks For Search

When I first heard about HotLinks, I was dubious. After all, this is a search engine based on using people's bookmarks -- and knowing the clutter and junk within my bookmark list, my assumption was that HotLinks would only magnify the mess. When I first heard about HotLinks, I was dubious. After all, this is a search engine based on using people's bookmarks -- and knowing the clutter and junk within my bookmark list, my assumption was that HotLinks would only magnify the mess. 0 Comments

The "New" AltaVista

With great fanfare, the "new" AltaVista was launched last week. Nowowned by CMGI, the revamped service is being firmly targeted as a challengeragainst more established portals such as Yahoo, Excite and Lycos.There's a lot to like at the refreshed service, but AltaVista's failure tolive up to some of its marketing claims spoils the party. Those claims areexamined in a separate article, below. In this article, we tour AltaVista's new look andfeatures With great fanfare, the "new" AltaVista was launched last week. Nowowned by CMGI, the revamped service is being firmly targeted as a challengeragainst more established portals such as Yahoo, Excite and Lycos.There's a lot to like at the refreshed service, but AltaVista's failure tolive up to some of its marketing claims spoils the party. Those claims areexamined in a separate article, below. In this article, we tour AltaVista's new look andfeatures 0 Comments

The "New" AltaVista

With great fanfare, the "new" AltaVista was launched last week. Now owned by CMGI, the revamped service is being firmly targeted as a challenger against more established portals such as Yahoo, Excite and Lycos. With great fanfare, the "new" AltaVista was launched last week. Now owned by CMGI, the revamped service is being firmly targeted as a challenger against more established portals such as Yahoo, Excite and Lycos. 0 Comments

Many Changes At AltaVista

t was a busy month for AltaVista -- a new owner, a new direction, new paid links auction and a freshness guarantee were among the major developments for the service. Here's a wrap up: t was a busy month for AltaVista -- a new owner, a new direction, new paid links auction and a freshness guarantee were among the major developments for the service. Here's a wrap up: 0 Comments