Excite buys WebCrawler from AOL

Excite continues its attempts to dominate the busy search engine market by paying $12.3 million for AOL'sWebcrawler Internet directory.

Excite continues its attempts to dominate the busy search engine market by paying $12.3 million for AOL'sWebcrawler Internet directory. Under the terms of the deal Excite will also become the main search tool on AOL's online service.

The new service offered to AOL customers will be called