Yahoo! Says Goodbye To AltaVista.com and 2 More Heavily Traded Stocks To Follow
Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO): Closing price $25.53
On Monday, Yahoo! said farewell to AltaVista.com. The latter was debuted in 1995, some three years prior to Google being founded. Already surpassed by Google in the early 2000s, AltaVista faded by the time Yahoo bought it as part of its $1.7 billion acquisition of Overture Services Inc. in July of 2003. Overture had bought AltaVista earlier that year from CMGI. Yahoo announced AltaVista’s coming demise on its Tumblr page late in June.