The New State of Search: Here’s a little table of all the search engine acquisitions and deals that have happened this year. I didn’t realize that Overture bought AltaVista, then AllTheWeb, and then was acquired by Yahoo! along with Inktomi. Then Google picks up Prya Labs, and MSN lanuches the MSNBot — there have really been some big changes in this space. Consolidation is all the rage.