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Lycos Buys Wired, Gets Facelift

Lycos acquired both a network of new web properties, including the HotBot search engine, and a new look in October. Lycos announced an agreement on Oct. 6 to acquire Wired Digital, which owns HotBot, HotWired, Wired News, Webmonkey and Suck, through a stock swap valued at US $83 million. Devoted followers of HotBot needn't worry about dramatic changes, at least for the near future. Plans are to run HotBot as a separate service, especially as it appeals to a different audience than does the main Lycos service Lycos acquired both a network of new web properties, including the HotBot search engine, and a new look in October. Lycos announced an agreement on Oct. 6 to acquire Wired Digital, which owns HotBot, HotWired, Wired News, Webmonkey and Suck, through a stock swap valued at US $83 million. Devoted followers of HotBot needn't worry about dramatic changes, at least for the near future. Plans are to run HotBot as a separate service, especially as it appeals to a different audience than does the main Lycos service 0 Comments

Patent Wars!

Lycos and Infoseek both made announcements regarding search engine patents, making analysts wonder if royalty suits may be coming. Lycos and Infoseek both made announcements regarding search engine patents, making analysts wonder if royalty suits may be coming. 0 Comments

The Search Engine Update, June 4, 1997, Number 6

THE SEARCH ENGINE UPDATE6/4/97 - Number 6 ================About The Update================ The Search Engine Update is a twice-monthly update of search engine news. It isavailable only to those people who have subscribed to "Search Engine Watch."Please note that long URLs may break into two lines in some mail readers. Please cut andpaste, should this occur THE SEARCH ENGINE UPDATE6/4/97 - Number 6 ================About The Update================ The Search Engine Update is a twice-monthly update of search engine news. It isavailable only to those people who have subscribed to "Search Engine Watch."Please note that long URLs may break into two lines in some mail readers. Please cut andpaste, should this occur 0 Comments