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Old 02-25-2003, 09:06 AM   #1
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Default Overture to Acquire Web Search Unit of Fast Search & Transfer --FAST--

Overture spending more of its money...

In Combination with Planned Purchase of AltaVista, Overture is Now Well-Positioned to Create the Next Generation of Internet Search

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/030225/255332_1.html
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Old 02-25-2003, 10:46 AM   #2
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Wow! Well, they couldn't have picked a better time to pick up cheap tech assets. These two acquisitions could do amazing things in keeping Overture from falling off a Google-dominated search map.

Now we'll just have to see whether the Over team can pull all of its assets together efficiently and effectively enough to stand a chance long-term.
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do you think with Fast and AV that Overture can now go head to head with Google? Or still not enough traffic?
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Combined, Fast and AV are just a little dent to google's domination.

But the AV name, FAST's technology, and OV's promotion skills might create a beast well worth it.
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Google is my SE of choice, and it's been very good to me in terms of indexing my sites, however we'll all be better off if they have a worthy competitor. I hope the new AV/Overture/FAST combo can be that competitor. I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with.
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