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Yahoo Kills AltaVista, Axis, WebPlayer, Browser Plus, Downloads & More Yahoo Kills AltaVista, Axis, WebPlayer, Browser Plus, Downloads & More
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Late on Friday, Yahoo announced that it is shutting down 12 products over the coming months. First on the chopping block is Axis, and it was killed on June 28th. Axis was Yahoo’s attempt at a web browser, launched early …

Google’s Matt Cutts: I Was Worried We’d Be Crushed By Altavista Google’s Matt Cutts: I Was Worried We’d Be Crushed By Altavista
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Google posted a video this week of a presentation from Matt Cutts at the 2012 Korea Webmaster Conference. He talks a bit about “the evolution of search”. He starts off talking about Yahoo in the early days, which he says …

Old School Search Engines: Where Are They Now? Old School Search Engines: Where Are They Now?
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We thought it would be fun to take a walk down search engine memory lane and look at what some of the search engines from the times before Google’s domination are up to these days. Remember the days when the …

Leaked Document Outlines Impending Yahoo Shutdowns

Fans of AltaVista, Delicious, Fire Eagle, and Yahoo Buzz – along with many other Yahoo properties – may want to devise a backup plan.  A leaked corporate document indicates that a number of sites are due to be shut down, and more than a few others will in some way be merged.

FTC Issues Restraining Order Against Yahoo, MSN
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On behalf of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court issued a restraining order against Yahoo, MSN, AllTheWeb, and Altavista to prevent the search engines from allowing mortgage finance scammers to use a government URL in sponsored search results, thus representing themselves as the operator of the site.
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