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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Lycos (1994)
Michael Loren Mauldin created Lycos as a research project at Carnegie Mellon University in 1994. Shortly afterward, Lycos launched as a stand-alone site, where it quickly picked up steam and gained a large audience.

Lycos later shifted to portal status and became a hugely popular Website. Today it remains one of the more influential Web media companies on the Net.

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