Search Engine History – AOL

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Since its humble beginnings as a small online service for pc users, America Online Inc. has gained 34 million users and in addition to its millions of members it also has 3 million with Compuserve, 120 million with ICQ and 48 million users of netscape.com. AOL then went on to purchase WebCrawler in 1997 to… Read more »

Search Engine History – Altavista

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AltaVista was created by three lab employees at Digital Equipment Corporation’s Research Lab based in Palo Alto, and was made available online in December 1995. The three lab employees came up with the idea of using the just-launched Alpha 8400 (also known as the Turbolaser) to be the host to a full-text database of the… Read more »