Google Weblog

February 26, 2003: Overture Buys Alta Vista, FAST

Overture, often referred to as one of Google's major competitors in the business of sponsoring search for other companies, has purchased two major search engines this week: AltaVista (don't hear much about them anymore) and FAST, the company behind AllTheWeb and Lycos Search. Google News has the stories.

AllTheWeb is considered by many to be one of Google's few serious competitors. It sounds like Overture is getting ready for a fight.

Posted by Aaron Swartz on February 26, 2003 08:10 AM