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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

AltaVista To Close Own Shopping Search

AltaVista will no longer gather its own shopping search information but instead plans to outsource for this feature, in the near future. AltaVista will no longer gather its own shopping search information but instead plans to outsource for this feature, in the near future. 0 Comments

WWW9 Features Search Papers

Those looking for technical papers relating to search should head over to the proceedings of the recent Ninth International World Wide Web Conference, which was held from May 15 to 19. I've highlighted a few documents that seemed particularly interesting, but even more can be found via the table of contents, below. Those looking for technical papers relating to search should head over to the proceedings of the recent Ninth International World Wide Web Conference, which was held from May 15 to 19. I've highlighted a few documents that seemed particularly interesting, but even more can be found via the table of contents, below. 0 Comments

Father Of AltaVista Resigns

AltaVista's Chief Technical Officer, Louis Monier, has left the company to pursue non-search engine related opportunities. His departure is not connected to the recent Compaq resignations nor the introduction of paid links at AltaVista. AltaVista's Chief Technical Officer, Louis Monier, has left the company to pursue non-search engine related opportunities. His departure is not connected to the recent Compaq resignations nor the introduction of paid links at AltaVista. 0 Comments

AltaVista To Go Public, Partner With Microsoft

Compaq acquired the AltaVista search service when it purchased Digital Equipment last year, and AltaVista's future has been in limbo since then. That came to an end last week, with the announcement that AltaVista has been spun off into the AltaVista Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Compaq. Compaq acquired the AltaVista search service when it purchased Digital Equipment last year, and AltaVista's future has been in limbo since then. That came to an end last week, with the announcement that AltaVista has been spun off into the AltaVista Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Compaq. 0 Comments

AltaVista To Buy altavista.com Domain

When AltaVista debuted in December 1995, apparently no one thought it was a problem that another company had the domain name altavista.com. That blunder looks to cost Compaq $3.3 million dollars. It has reportedly worked out a deal to purchase the name. When AltaVista debuted in December 1995, apparently no one thought it was a problem that another company had the domain name altavista.com. That blunder looks to cost Compaq $3.3 million dollars. It has reportedly worked out a deal to purchase the name. 0 Comments