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Older surfers will remember the time when AltaVista was a hugely popular search engine, AltaVista was created by researchers at Digital Equipment Corporation's Western research Laboratory who were trying to provide services to make finding files on the public network easier. The name AltaVista was chosen in relation to the surroundings of their company at Palo alto. AltaVista was launched as an internet search engine in 1995. Alta vista had powerful search and crawling computers but its popularity quickly waned as sophisticated algorithms for search were developed by yahoo, Google and msn. AltaVista is now owned by yahoo!