Yahoo to shutter ancient search engine AltaVista

Yahoo has announced that it will be shutting down a few products, including the ancient search engine AltaVista. The company has deemed 12 products unfit for service and will be ceasing support for them as early as today. Specifically, AltaVista is being shut down on 8 July.

AltaVista, which the search engine company purchased in 2003 by Overture for $140 million in cash and stock, may surprise some people as still being around. After all, it was founded in 1995 and competed alongside the likes of AskJeeves, Lycos, and, of course Yahoo — via

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