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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,...

2012-01-17 08:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tripod.com announces a new feature for the New Year offered exclusively through their website builder, Zeeblio. This will allow customers' published websites to be turned into mobile-friendly versions when viewed on smartphones and smaller-screened tablets. True to the Tripod and Zeeblio promise, they make it as easy as possible to manage your online presence. The process of converting your Zeeblio website is a single check box in the...

2011-12-05 09:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gamesville.com, home of the web's original free online bingo game for real cash prizes and a property owned by Lycos, Inc., announces the launch of Pirate Cove Bingo for Facebook, a freebooting social game that lets friends play free bingo together and take home real cash prizes. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110728/NE42789LOGO</font> ) Every player receives an unlimited supply...

2011-10-27 12:07:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Halloween, Lycos, Inc. is proud to feature the only weather app designed to increase your chances of survival during the occasional zombie apocalypse: Weather Zombie(TM). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110728/NE42789LOGO ) The free Weather Zombie app sets itself apart from other weather apps right from the start. Whether you're trying to figure out if it's going to rain today or if you'll have to deal with the...

2011-10-24 09:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tripod.com, one of the longest-running web publishing sites and property owned by Lycos, Inc., introduces a newly updated website builder, Zeeblio. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110728/NE42789LOGO) In celebration of this release, Tripod is giving away multiple prizes (which includes two iPad 2's) through a Twitter contest. People can enter to win one of four prizes by visiting the contest page on Tripod's new website at...

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...