RIP AltaVista

Yahoo is restructuring its digital assets and pulling the plug on a number of online products, including AltaVista.

Once the search engine of choice, AltaVista launched in 1995, the early days of commercial Internet. Here is the earliest archived page from 1996 at

AltaVista is being retired on July 8th, 2013, barely 18 years of age. πŸ™

RIP AltaVista ...

RIP AltaVista …

Along with AltaVista, a number of less known and rather esoteric Yahoo services are being retired:

  • FoxyTunes
  • Yahoo! RSS Alerts
  • Yahoo! Neighbors Beta
  • Yahoo! Stars India
  • Yahoo! Downloads Beta
  • Yahoo! Local API
  • Yahoo! Term Extraction API

Yahoo calls this “Keeping our Focus on What’s Next”. Right.

For the announcement by Yahoo, go here.

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