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Compaq Computer Corp.'s AltaVista added another domain name to try to make it easier for users to find the search engine. It now owns www.av.com. In the last few weeks, AltaVista has introduced AV PhotoFinder to search for images, AV Family Filter to filter out offensive material and Ask AltaVista, which interrupts questions with Web search results.

AT&T Corp. launched an online community for its AT&T WorldNet Internet access provider called AT&T WorldNet Community Ports (community.att.net). The service includes personalized home pages, chat, a Web-based address book and calendar among other community features.

Wired Digital's search engine HotBot expanded its "Search smarter" TV campaign Nov. 10 into three new markets--Boston, Chicago and Washington.

Copyright November 1998, Crain Communications Inc.

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