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Spotlight: Compaq Reportedly Pays $3.35 Million for Address

Jack Marshall is on easystreet.com. Marshall reportedly was paid $3.35 million by Compaq Computer Corp. for his Web site address https://www.altavista.com--a site many Internet users mistook for the location of the computer giant’s popular search engine. The San Jose electrical engineer has owned the address since 1994 when he started his company, AltaVista Technology Inc. Neither Marshall nor Compaq would confirm the amount, first reported in the San Francisco Chronicle.


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