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Voila [web search]


http://web.archive.org/web/20050515025005/http://voila.fr/

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Voila was a French web portal owned by France Télécom. It was launched in 1998 and operated until 2014; today it serves as a local search for French cities. Like a typical web portal, it offered mail and chat facilities as well as a web and news search. They used the Echo search engine developed by Christophe Dupont, Michel Bisac and Christophe Ruelle. The engine focused on French websites and also offered a general web search. According to Wikipedia, the search engine was the second largest search engine in France after Yahoo in 1998, indexing 120 million international and 6 million French websites in 1999 and 500 million French websites in 2007.

     
Language French



Launched 1998
Closed Since 2014 Voila didn't offer a web search engine and works now as local search.



Developer France Télécom



Country of Origin France



Owner
1998 - 2014 France Télécom



Topic Universal



Region France



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Web Portal
Search Interface / Search API



Used SeEn Echo






Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite



Wikipedia: »Juillet 1998 : Le moteur Echo devient Voila, alors le deuxième moteur de recherche le plus fréquenté en France derrière Yahoo! ; France Telecom détient désormais 34 % du capital. [...] 1999 : 120 millions de sites Web internationaux sont référencés, dont 6 millions sont français. Wanadoo utilise le moteur Voila. [...] 2007 : 500 millions de sites francophones.« Source




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References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): n.a.
Wikipedia (Others): http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voila
     

Other Sources

Largillet, Jean-Pierre (8 décembre, 1999): Echo : la première success story de Sophia URL: http://www.webtimemedias.com/article/echo-la-premiere-success-story-de-sophia
InvestInCotedAzur.com (28.09.1998): Internet Search Engine “Voila” URL: http://www.investincotedazur.com/en/info/news/en-internet-search-engine-voila-/




Created: 2013-03-02