Yahoo Shutting Down AltaVista

Search engine was big in 1995


Internet company Yahoo is reportedly going to shut down the services of pioneering search site AltaVista on 8 July.

AltaVista was hugely popular when it was launched in 1995 because it had indexed 20 million web pages and developed its own 'crawler' technology that did the job of finding web pages and logging what was on them, reports BBC.