A company founded in 1995 in Palo Alto, California. Now owned by Compaq.
The provide a search engine, a shopping site, message boards, and free Internet access.
Their well-known search engine can be found at http://www.altavista.com/. They have also made a Google lookalike called `Raging' at http://www.raging.com/.
Also a city in Iowa
. With approximately 246 inhabitants.