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"As of the 1st March 2004 the following programs and services will no longer supported or offered:
- Inktomi Search Submit
- AltaVista Express Submit
- Fast PartnerSite
Any reseller orders received on the 1st of March will NOT be able to be processed.
Information on the new program, to replace Inktomi, AltaVista and Fast, will be provided on the programs launch and release date."
Bummer huh? Here's hoping they keep all of your listings in the FAST index for the full year before making you pay for the new program.
ATW and AV will merger into the new Yahoo soon (not Inktomi) and therefore show Yahoo serps. The AV and ATW domains will therefore still be online as they in fact still are very well known brands (at least AV is being used quite a bit I'm being told).
Bye bye good old search engine technologies. It was fun and you'll be missed as part of the mix.
So, the only question is.... Which company will join the MSFT family of web sites? Google or Yahoo? I would tend to guess that Google is in worse condition than Yahoo, so that might very well be a good takeover target for CHMN Gates. If they were in better shape, the IPO would have had a set date by now. Only time will tell...