Compaq, CMGI confirm talks on AltaVista sale
Compaq Computer Corp. and CMGI, an Andover, Mass., venture capital company, confirmed last week they're in talks about the sale of Compaq's AltaVista search engine. Compaq acquired AltaVista last year when it bought Digital Equipment Corp. CMGI owns nearly 20% of search engine portal Lycos.
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