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    Lightbulb AV > 2007 Overture Services, Inc.
    Remember these guys?
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    Yup.
    ...dedicated to setting the standard for search technology and how people find information.
    But they also developed complacency, which is not a good attribute for players on the Information Highway. They stayed in the "slow lane" and got passed by - almost like they were standing still.
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    AltaVista's Black Monday was October 25, 1999
    http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum1/713.htm

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    On Black Monday, I think it was, AltaVista President & CEO Rod Schrock that announced AV's $120 Million new Ad Campaign and some new features during a web broadcast.

    Right in the middle of his presentation some SEOs noticed that the index had gone berzerk and it never recovered. Then the BUBBLE hit and their public offering was canceled.

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