Yahoo Finally Kills Web 1.0 Relic Geocities


Yahoo (YHOO) has finally pulled the plug on Geocities, the Web hosting service it acquired for $3.6 billion in 1999.

“After careful consideration, we have decided to close GeoCities later this year,” the site says. Presumably this is part of Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz’s plan to focus on the winning Yahoo properties and scrap the junk.

We fondly remember Geocities as the host of one of our first Web sites. It was lousy that you couldn’t pick the name of your URL, but it was free!

Check out some of our other favourites in this slideshow, “Toast: Tech’s Forgotten Brands.” Or take your pick:

1. AltaVista
2. Amiga
3. Atari
4. Broderbund
5. CDNow
6. Commodore
7. Compuserve
8. CueCat
9. Cyberian Outpost
10. Divx
11. Egghead Software
12. eToys
13. Geocities
14. Inktomi
15. Iomega
16. Lotus
17. Lycos
18. Netscape
19. Packard Bell
20. Prodigy
21. Silicon Graphics
22. Tandy
23. Tomagatchi
24. U.S. Robotics
25. WordPerfect

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