Yahoo!, AltaVista join forces

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Yahoo! Corp. has formed an alliance with Digital Eqipment Corp.'s to integrate its AltaVista search service within its own engine. Although it's not an exclusive relationship, Digital isn't expected to license AltaVista to other services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, however, Digital will be compensated for the use of AltaVista. Yahoo! and Digital plan to launch co-marketing and branding campaigns within a couple months. As part of the agreement, the AltaVista name will be branded on Yahoo!'s home page.

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