AltaVista was an early web search engine. It was once one of the most popular search engines, but it lost ground with the rise of Google and was purchased in 2003 by Yahoo!, 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 the domain now redirects to Yahoo!’s own search site.
Distrita thinks that it is really sad to see competitors for all sort of genres and gadgets go. It is also really sad to see such good competitor which Altavista was, fading away. They did that long time ago, but still. Altavista name is a name that almost everyone knows something about. We think that Yahoo shouldn’t have shut it down totally. Altavista should be there as a museum, and the original Altavista should do a comeback so that todays generation of kids, knows what was big Before the Google empire strike everyone.
Altavista will always be remembered. Logic says that Altavista had to be shut down some day after Yahoo purchase. But to shut it down completely is not a good thing to do. Altavista was at a time, one of worlds most powerful search engines and everyone talked about it. Now Google got it all. World is changing… What will be the next episode of our lives? Read our site to know. Hope you do.