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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

Return To The Sad Days Of More Than A Search Engine?

Yahoo says it is "more than a search engine" in the same week Google adds a new portal feature. Are the sad days of search being a neglected child about to return? Yahoo says it is "more than a search engine" in the same week Google adds a new portal feature. Are the sad days of search being a neglected child about to return? 0 Comments

Search Engine Users: Loyal or Blase?

Searchers are loyal to their favorite search engine, and stubbornly stick with it even if they don't initially find what they're looking for, according to a new survey of web users. Searchers are loyal to their favorite search engine, and stubbornly stick with it even if they don't initially find what they're looking for, according to a new survey of web users. 0 Comments

Happy Birthday, Infoseek!

Once venerable Infoseek, a powerhouse search engine that achieved prominence during the mid 1990s, was launched eight years ago today. Once venerable Infoseek, a powerhouse search engine that achieved prominence during the mid 1990s, was launched eight years ago today. 0 Comments

Going, Going, Go.com-Gone

The Go.com site is to close, according to a surprise announcement today from owner Walt Disney Company, marking the likely end of one of the web's oldest major search resources. The Go.com site is to close, according to a surprise announcement today from owner Walt Disney Company, marking the likely end of one of the web's oldest major search resources. 0 Comments

Which Way For Infoseek?

A look at how changes inside Infoseek's management highlight decisions the entire search engine industry has had to make: consumers vs. technology. A look at how changes inside Infoseek's management highlight decisions the entire search engine industry has had to make: consumers vs. technology. 0 Comments