Yahoo! to Shut Down AltaVista Next Week

Yahoo! to Shut Down AltaVista Next Week(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Perhaps you didn’t know it was still around, but if you did, get ready to wave goodbye. On July 8th, Yahoo! will officially shut down AltaVista, the early internet search engine that was popular during the 1990s.

The move comes as the company looks to consolidate its services under CEO Marissa Mayer.

Yahoo! had purchased AltaVista in 2003. The service, however, waned due to the rise of Google.

In addition to that, the search giant recently pulled support for Yahoo! Axis, the browser plug-in just announced in May of last year. The company provided service alternates via a post on Tumblr – the company it acquired for $1.1 billion in May. You can check details out here (yahoo.tumblr.com).

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