We knew that
we didn't want to work for any big company. We wanted to work together and do
Joe Kraus, Excite CEO,
Red Herring magazine, 1995.
of the original search engines. It was conceived
by five hackers taking a political science major, then founded by Mark Van
Lutch, Joe Kraus, Graham Spencer, and
Reinfried, over dinner in Rosita's Taqueria in Redwood City, California on February
With 65 employees, the company went public in April, 1996 with an initial
offering of 2 million shares at $17 each, and then later merged with the @Home
cable Internet service
May, 1999, to create a combined Internet content and services company.
Key Excite search features are
"space" and "mars"
space OR mars
space AND (mars OR venus)
and either "mars" or "venus". Always put brackets around OR keywords connected
space AND NOT mars
but no pages with "mars"
+space +mars -venus
and "mars" but not "venus" - not recommended - use "space and mars and not venus"
French language word "zéro"