AWARD-WINNING WIRED NEWS CONTENT NOW AVAILABLE ON MSN.COM

LYCOS RECHARGES WIRED NEWS WITH NEW WRITERS, TOP TECH COLUMNISTS, BLOG NETWORK AND PODCASTS

WALTHAM, Mass.-Feb. 15, 2006 - Lycos, Inc. (www.lycos.com), a leading media destination for creators and consumers of quality content, today announced the following from Wired News (www.wired.com), the award-winning leader in online news content, covering news that "counts" in technology, business, politics and culture, and the online home of WIRED Magazine. Wired News content is now available to millions of visitors to the Tech & Gadgets site on MSN.com located at http://tech.msn.com. The new feed, titled Wired.com Today, gives MSN readers access to daily top stories from Wired News. Over the past three months, Wired News has also launched several new Wired Blogs and news columns. With the addition of top tech columnists including gadget expert Robert Strohmeyer, hybrid auto expert John Gartner, and games guru Chris Kohler, Wired News continues to provide premier, best of breed content that is second to none. "For the past 10 years, Wired News has evolved into one of the most respected online news sites, providing a daily source of original news and commentary on how technology impacts our lives every day," said Brian Kalinowski, chief operating officer of Lycos, Inc. "With Wired content now available on MSN, visitors to MSN's tech section will have access to news and blogs from some of the most respected tech journalists, truly rounding out the reader's entire news experience." Wired News continues to be one of the premiere content brands within the Lycos Network. Additionally, the new Lycos home page now prominently features Wired News, giving Lycos visitors easy access to the quality and breadth of Wired content. Wired.com now features an innovative blog network, giving Wired writers and readers the ability to post news and opinions about today's hottest topics. Recent Wired News blogs include: The Cult of Mac by Leander Kahney; Gear Factor by Robert Strohmeyer; Beyond the Beyond by Bruce Sterling from Wired Magazine; Autopia by John Gartner; Sex Drive Daily by Regina Lynn; Game Life by Chris Kohler; Monkey Bites by Webmonkey's Michael Calore; Body Hack by Wired News senior editor Kristin Philipkoski; and Furthermore and Elsewhere, both Wired News group blogs. Wired News has also debuted several new columns, now available as daily podcasts. New columnists include Eliot van Buskirk, Clive Thompson, Bruce Schneier, Lore Sjöberg, Jennifer Granick and Momus.

About Wired News

Wired News (www.wired.com) is a leader in online journalism, providing a daily source of exclusive, original news, features and commentary on the impact of technology, science and the internet on business, politics, culture and people's daily lives. The site has been nominated 23 times for online journalism awards and has won numerous awards, including the 2004 IRE Award for investigative journalism and the 2003 People's Choice Webby award for overall excellence. The site was also honored in MediaPosts's 2005 Top 45 Best of the Web, as well as PC Magazine's 2004 "Top Websites You Didn't Know You Couldn't Live Without." Wired News is also the online home of WIRED Magazine, which winner of the 2005 National Magazine Award for General Excellence.

About Lycos, Inc.

Lycos is one of the original and most widely known Internet brands in the world, evolving from one of the first search engines on the web, into a comprehensive network of social media web sites that foster online communities.

Lycos has been a pioneer in intelligent spidering search technology, combining its proprietary technology with other best in class search services to provide a powerful and relevant search experience for its users.

Times change, and Lycos has changed with them, evolving into digital media power house with two major divisions

Lycos, is a network of easy to use community and social sites. Lycos's award-winning products and services include tools for blogging, web publishing and hosting, online games, e-mail, and search. The Lycos Network of sites and services include Lycos.com, Tripod, Angelfire, HotBot, Gamesville, WhoWhere, and Lycos Mail. Integrated, these sites help in bringing people together to interact, conduct commerce, have fun, and experience the best the Internet has to offer, is in our DNA. We offer 40 Local Sites in 120 Languages with a community spanning across 177 Countries. Lycos consistently averages 12 - 15 million monthly unique visitors in the U.S.

Lycos employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide, including the US, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, Sweden, Serbia, Israel, China, Thailand, Panama, India, Emirates, Russia and Australia, and with representatives or partners in Spain, South Africa, and The Netherlands.

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Date: 2006-02-15