Many of the early pioneers of the web are now shells of their former selves. Lycos, Excite, and others no longer have any real relevance.
This is not to mention the thousands of other sites that were relevant to users of the early web. Some have survived, such as some of the first major eCommerce efforts, like eBay and Amazon. But Yahoo! has been in a steady state of decline for years now, and some might say it’s reached a new low by signing an advertising deal with Google, a company which was founded six years (forever in technology years) after Yahoo! and began as a project by college students.
Yahoo! Search used to compete directly with Google, but now its [...]