Type of site
|Key people||Ilene H. Lang, Paul Flaherty, Louis Monier, Michael Burrows, Jeffrey Black|
|Parent||Digital Equipment Corporation (1998) |
Overture Services (2003)
Yahoo Inc. (2017–present)
|Launched||December 15, 1995|
|Current status||Defunct (July 8, 2013)|
AltaVista was a Web search engine established in 1995. 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.