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Yahoo Says Hasta La Vista to AltaVista
2013-07-01 12:52:17

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com -- Your Universe Online Yahoo! announced that it will say "hasta la vista" to the AltaVista search engine next week. Web portal Yahoo! had acquired AltaVista -- along with its technology, index and even the name -- when it bought ad firm Overture in 2003 for $140 million in cash and stock. Launched in 1995, AltaVista had been the first search engine to index large amounts of web-based content and had been hugely popular for search but lost steam once Google...

Microsoft Faces Google In "Best Search Engine" Challenge
2012-09-06 13:50:10

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In what is being billed as a 21st century “Pepsi Challenge” — harking back to the 1970s challenge started by also ran Pepsi Cola against leading brand Coca Cola in the first of so-called “blind taste tests” — Microsoft has challenged Google over who has the best search engine. And while this is no doubt Microsoft´s attempt to break out from being a distant also ran, the Redmond,...

2011-07-28 10:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gamesville.com, part of the Lycos Network and the web's premier destination for free online "game shows" offering real cash prizes, has distinguished themselves even more by announcing the release of the all-new Countdown to Ca$h. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110728/NE42789LOGO ) How does Countdown to Ca$h work? A special meter keeps track of how many games a Gamesville member has played in the last month. When a member plays...

2011-04-28 00:00:29

Illustration explains the history of search engines starting with the birth of the Internet Salt Lake City (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 Since it wasn't Al Gore, do you ever wonder who invented the Internet? How did the launch of Google impact early search engines like Lycos, Excite and Ask Jeeves? More than 2 billion people use the Internet today, up from nearly 782 million a decade ago. Many use search engines when surfing the web. SEO.com, a Utah-based search engine optimization firm, released...

2010-08-17 05:45:00

HYDERABAD, India, August 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Lycos Inc., the Leading Brand of Search-Based Internet Properties and Services. - Daum Communications Will Focus on Korean Domestic Business Following This Sale. Ybrant Digital, the end-to-end provider of digital marketing solutions, today announced the signing of the stock purchase agreement to acquire Lycos Inc., the leading brand of search based internet properties and services from Daum Communications. Ybrant's well...

2009-06-11 09:59:00

Termination of License Agreements with Lycos Europe Announced WALTHAM, Mass., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- LYCOS, Inc. (www.lycos.com), a leading Search and Internet portal and subsidiary of Daum Communications in Korea, today announced that it has reached agreement with Lycos Europe to regain use of its Trademarks and Brands for Lycos and Hotbot within the European territory. Prior to this agreement, Lycos Europe had an exclusive license to use those Trademarks and Brands within Europe dating...

Word of the Day
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.