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 (1994)



Yahoo began as a human-curated catalog of links to sites around the Web. It soon became an indispensable resource for finding Websites on nearly every topic; and until Google eclipsed its search popularity in the following decade, it remained the go-to destination for Web users seeking specific site content.

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