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Infoseek RIP

Infoseek, one of the oldest of the Web search engines, is gone. Bought out by Disney in July 1999, Infoseek became the central search component of Disney's failed Go.com portal. In January 2001, Disney announced that it would be shutting down the Go.com site and that some assets would be sold off. As of today, the Go.com site still exists, but it now uses the GoTo.com pay for placement search engine. The Infoseek technology lives on in the Ultraseek site search technology which is now owned by Inktomi, but as far as I can tell, no global Web search engine exists which still uses Infoseek. This also means that the Infoseek News Search is gone. Infoseek and Go have been removed from the features chart, search engines by features, and the News Searching pages. The Go review and the Infoseek News Search Review will remain available as a record of what used to be available.

By Greg R. Notess. Dated Mar 8, 2001 in Other News


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