Founders: Paul Flaherty, Louis Monier, Michael Burrows, Jeffrey Black
Industry: Search Engine
Year Founded: 1995
Year Defunct: 2013
AltaVista was a Web search engine established in 1995. It was the first searchable, full-text database on the World Wide Web with a simple interface. It was created by researchers at Digital Equipment Corporation's Network Systems Laboratory and Western Research Laboratory who were trying to provide services to make finding files on the public network easier. Paul Flaherty came up with the original idea, along with Louis Monier and Michael Burrows, who wrote the Web crawler and indexer, respectively. The name "AltaVista" was chosen in relation to the surroundings of their company at Palo Alto, California. AltaVista publicly launched as an Internet search engine on December 15, 1995, at altavista.digital.com. At launch, the service had two innovations that put it ahead of other search engines available at the time: It used a fast, multi-threaded crawler (Scooter) that could cover many more Web pages than were believed to exist at the time, and it had an efficient back-end search, running on advanced hardware.
It became one of the most-used early search engines, but lost ground to Google and was purchased by Yahoo! in 2003, which retained the brand, but based all AltaVista searches on its own search engine. On July 8, 2013, the service was shut down by Yahoo! and since then the domain has redirected to Yahoo!'s own search site.
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.: Classic fit
.: 100% Soft cotton (fibre content may vary for different colors)
.: Light fabric (5.2 oz /yd² (176 g/m²))
.: Tear away label
.: Runs true to size