Finding stuff online: 20 years of innovative search engines

What would the Internet be without a way to find something specific on its millions of sites? Search engines started providing that function two decades ago. Here are some of the landmarks, from Archie to AltaVista to Google and Bing.

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Yahoo (1996)



Here we see a later incarnation of Yahoo with more color and pizzazz (and an all-important exclamation point!!!). By 1996, Yahoo's footprint on the Internet was impressive and growing.

It soon began adding nondirectory services such as mail, games, and news that transformed it into more of a general Web destination than a search engine.

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