The Search Engine Revolution

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I remember fidgeting for endless hours on the Internet back in the mid-1990s. To be honest, that was the reason why my studies took so long to complete.

The browser available then was a little application called NCSA Mosaic. There were very few pages to go to at that time, to be sure, and I was more interested in finding executable files to download. These were mainly simple but enticing games.

With the number of sites increasing astronomically, the pressing need for a good search mechanism became very obvious. Early ones to appear publicly had names like Alta Vista, Excite and Infoseek. Today, the lucrative search engine business is dominated by Google, followed by Yahoo and Microsoft’s Bing.


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