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Synonyms for overture

Synonyms for overture

a preliminary action intended to elicit a favorable response

Synonyms for overture

orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio

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something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows

a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others

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We are committed to providing AltaVista users with the ultimate search experience," said Gannon Giguiere, senior director, global product marketing, AltaVista.
And David Edmonds, head of regulator Oftel, added: "It's up to AltaVista, as other commercial companies, to make sure that before they launch a product they have a sound business plan to support it.
com because the company would not reach profitability in the foreseeable future, said Allison Huffman, a spokeswoman for CMGI, which also owns a majority stake in AltaVista.
Search Engines, Advanced Search Features, Main & Advanced Search Elements, and How AltaVista Works.
The original AltaVista site was launched in California, USA.
Altavista UK is also claimed to be the largest index of UK and Republic of Ireland web content with 15.
There is an obvious need to provide consumers with the most up to date image and audio/video files, and AltaVista delivers leading search capability with the largest multimedia index available anywhere.
AltaVista currently has five international mirror sites.
Nasdaq:OVER) and a leading provider of search services and technology, today introduced the AltaVista Toolbar, a free, customizable search tool that offers Internet users and business partners important advantages in searching and navigating the Web through more than 20 time saving, easy-to-use features.
Presence, and Provides AltaVista Customers With Improved
Additionally, AltaVista added a new refinement feature to its image index that enables consumers to customize searches by dimension.
Integration of AltaVista and Web search unit of FAST
Nasdaq:OVER), a global leader in commercial search services on the Internet, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the business of AltaVista Company, a pioneer in Web search technology.
This acquisition, combined with Overture's previously announced plan to purchase the business of Web search pioneer AltaVista Company, will strengthen Overture's leadership in commercial search and position the company to build the most powerful and comprehensive search capability on the Internet.