One of the few financially healthy Internet survivors just snapped up a fallen icon. Yahoo! ( YHOO) said Monday that it's buying former Internet highflier Inktomi ( INKT) for $1.65 a share, or about $250 million. The deal, which Yahoo! says will enable it to expand its search-related business, is yet another example of how Wall Street's great expectations for Internet technology have been disappointed by realities of exhausted growth and declining stocks. The purchase price for Inktomi amounts to about 1% of its early-2000 market value. Back then, the company's $200-plus share price translated into a market capitalization of $24 billion. Looking ahead, the deal also illustrates Yahoo!'s continued focus on making more money from its search technology. Inktomi, which originally gained prominence not only for its search engine but also for technology designed to speed up network data traffic, has focused of late on its search business, providing a search engine to properties such as Microsoft's ( MSFT) MSN and making money from businesses that pay to be included in search results. Inktomi's shares jumped 43 cents Monday morning to trade at $1.60. Yahoo!'s shares rose 35 cents to $17.43.