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Search as the New Great Game

In years past, major powers struggled to win the hearts and minds of people by maneuvering in what Kipling called 'the great game.' The new great game is playing out not as geopolitical intrigue, but in a egalitarian dance that transcends borders and is reshaping social reality, says John Battelle in his new book The Search . In years past, major powers struggled to win the hearts and minds of people by maneuvering in what Kipling called 'the great game.' The new great game is playing out not as geopolitical intrigue, but in a egalitarian dance that transcends borders and is reshaping social reality, says John Battelle in his new book The Search . 0 Comments

Search Memories

Veterans of AltaVista, Excite and Infoseek reminisce about the early days of web search, and opine about Google, then and now. Veterans of AltaVista, Excite and Infoseek reminisce about the early days of web search, and opine about Google, then and now. 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

Getting Away From Words-On-The-Page Relevancy

HotBot's move to using Direct Hit's popularity results makes it the second major search engine to radically break from the words-on-the-page ranking system that has dominated the industry. HotBot's move to using Direct Hit's popularity results makes it the second major search engine to radically break from the words-on-the-page ranking system that has dominated the industry. 0 Comments

Northern Light Claims Largest Index

The search engine size wars may be about to heat up again, with Northern Light now claiming it has the largest index of the web. The search engine size wars may be about to heat up again, with Northern Light now claiming it has the largest index of the web. 0 Comments

AltaVista Photo Finder Has Artists Concerned

The introduction of AltaVista's new Photo Finder service has raised concerns with some photographers and artists that AltaVista is violating their copyright by making copies of their pictures without explicit permission. The introduction of AltaVista's new Photo Finder service has raised concerns with some photographers and artists that AltaVista is violating their copyright by making copies of their pictures without explicit permission. 0 Comments

AltaVista Launches New Look, Larger Size, More Languages

AltaVista improved its service in three ways during May; updating its look, increasing its index size and making behind-the-scenes changes allowing it index pages beyond those written in Western European languages. AltaVista improved its service in three ways during May; updating its look, increasing its index size and making behind-the-scenes changes allowing it index pages beyond those written in Western European languages. 0 Comments

Inktomi Picked By Yahoo, Snap

Inktomi's strategy of being the brains behind other search services, rather than starting its own, paid off big for the company in May. Inktomi signed agreements to begin powering both Yahoo and Snap searches. Inktomi's strategy of being the brains behind other search services, rather than starting its own, paid off big for the company in May. Inktomi signed agreements to begin powering both Yahoo and Snap searches. 0 Comments

Search Engines Are Dead Discussion Posts

Summary of Nov. 1997 discussion about the continuing value of search engines as a marketing tool, which was raised on the Online Advertising Discusssion List Summary of Nov. 1997 discussion about the continuing value of search engines as a marketing tool, which was raised on the Online Advertising Discusssion List 0 Comments