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    Tue February 18, 2003 06:34 PM ET
    PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) - Internet search company Overture Services Inc. OVER.O on Tuesday said it would buy Internet portal AltaVista Co. from CMGI Inc. CMGI.O for $140 million in cash and stock.
    The news sent Overture shares, which had closed 3.6 percent higher at $22.79 on the Nasdaq, down to $20.80 in after-hours trade. CMGI shares rose to $1.02 from their closing Nasdaq price of 83 cents.

    Overture, which provides a way for advertisers to bid for well-placed spots among Web search results distributed to its partners such as Yahoo Inc. YHOO.O and Microsoft Corp.'s MSFT.O MSN, said it would pay AltaVista with common stock currently worth $80 million plus $60 million in cash. It also said it would assume some of AltaVista's liabilities.

    In a conference call with analysts, Overture Chief Financial Officer Todd Tappin said the deal, which is expected to close in April, "would be dilutive in the near-term."

    The acquisition is expected to add to Overture's earnings by mid-2004, he said.

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    CMGI lost 94% of their investment on the way.

    But really.. who cares? AltaVista is virtually dead and Overture seems to want to concentrate on online casinos and Viagra.

    Yahoo + Inktomi = Interesting
    Google + Nothing = Fine by itself
    LookSmart + Wisenut = Bad news for Wisenut
    Overture + AltaVista = Rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic

    Please leave my port 137 alone.

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