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The Search Engine Wars: Old School Search

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The Search Engine Wars: Old School Search

The Search Engine Wars: Old School Search

The Search Engine Wars: Old School Search

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Search technology, once relegated to library science departments and remote corners of computer science labs, went mainstream with the Internet, spawning such once-giant brands as Lycos, AltaVista and Yahoo. These engines proved that the Web could be indexed, but they failed when it came to giving users what they wanted.