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Yahoo Says Hasta La Vista to AltaVista
2013-07-01 12:52:17

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com -- Your Universe Online Yahoo! announced that it will say "hasta la vista" to the AltaVista search engine next week. Web portal Yahoo! had acquired AltaVista -- along with its technology, index and even the name -- when it bought ad firm Overture in 2003 for $140 million in cash and stock. Launched in 1995, AltaVista had been the first search engine to index large amounts of web-based content and had been hugely popular for search but lost steam once Google...

2008-08-29 12:00:47

By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO -- Anna Patterson's last Internet search engine was so impressive that industry leader Google Inc. bought the technology in 2004 to upgrade its own system. She believes her latest invention is even more valuable -- only this time it's not for sale. Patterson instead intends to upstage Google, which she quit in 2006 to develop a more comprehensive and efficient way to scour the Internet. The end result is Cuil, pronounced "cool." Backed by $33...

2008-08-26 03:00:27

SAN FRANCISCO - Anna Patterson's last Internet search engine was so impressive that industry leader Google Inc. bought the technology in 2004 to upgrade its own system. She believes her latest invention is even more valuable - only this time it's not for sale. Ms. Patterson instead intends to upstage Google, which she quit in 2006 to develop a more comprehensive and efficient way to scour the Internet. The end result is Cuil, pronounced "cool." Backed by $33 million in venture...

2008-07-29 06:00:00

By Miguel Helft In her two years at Google, Anna Patterson helped design and build some of the pillars of the company's search engine, including its large index of Web pages and some of the formulas it uses for ranking search results. Now, along with her husband, Tom Costello, and a few other former Google workers, she is trying to upstage her former employer. On Monday, the company, Cuil, introduced a search engine that it promised would be more comprehensive than Google's and which, it...

2008-07-29 06:00:17

By Miguel Helft In her two years at Google, Anna Patterson helped design and build some of the pillars of the company's search engine, including its large index of Web pages and some of the formulas it uses for ranking search results. Now, along with her husband, Tom Costello, and a few other Google alumni, she is trying to upstage her former employer. On Monday, their company, Cuil, introduced a search engine that they promised would be more comprehensive than Google's and that they...

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2008-07-28 14:00:00

A former Google employee unveiled a new Internet search engine on Sunday that is set to compete directly with the Web search leader. Cuil (pronounced "cool") is being touted as a more comprehensive and efficient way to scour the Internet. The company claims its site can index, faster and more cheaply, a far larger portion of the Web than Google, which boasts the largest online index. Anna Patterson, her husband, Tom Costello, and two other former Google engineers - Russell Power and Louis...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.