LYCOS CONTINUES ITS PUSH INTO BROADBAND VIDEO BY TEAMING WITH BLINKX TO OFFER NEW LYCOS VIDEO SEARCH
Gives Lycos users access to one of the most powerful broadband search experiences, with more than 5 million hours of video contentWALTHAM, Mass. - August 29, 2006 - LYCOS, Inc. (www.lycos.com), a leading entertainment destination for creators and consumers of quality content, and blinkx, the smartest and largest video search engine on the web, today announced the launch of the new LYCOS broadband search experience. The nearly 25 million visitors to LYCOS can now find broader search results from blinkx's index of more than five million hours of searchable video content, including favorite TV moments, news clips, short documentaries, music videos, video blogs and more. "As LYCOS continues our push into building community around high-quality video content, giving users access to a best in class video search experience is critical," said Alfred Tolle, CEO of LYCOS, Inc. "By teaming up with blinkx, we now offer our LYCOS visitors one of the top video search engines available on the web today." "We are very excited to be powering video search for LYCOS, one of the top 15 web properties worldwide," said Suranga Chandratillake, founder of blinkx. "As the web becomes more interactive and TV-like, search becomes the remote control. Through blinkx's patented speech and pattern recognition technologies, we are able to deliver better results than typical search engines, giving LYCOS users the ability to find, experience and share all forms of online video." Today's announcement fully compliments and supports LYCOS's strategy to expand its products and services for broadband users. Last month, LYCOS launched a new broadband platform bringing a variety of high-quality content to the LYCOS audience, providing consumers broadband video programming and entertainment with the look and feel of TV. As the pioneer in video search technology, blinkx has built a reputation as the smartest way to search new forms of online content such as video. blinkx uses advanced speech recognition technology that delivers results that are more accurate and reliable than standard metadata-based keyword searches. Under the terms of the LYCOS blinkx alliance, both companies will share revenue generated from search results.
About blinkxblinkx.tv is the world's largest and most comprehensive video search engine. Today, blinkx.tv has indexed more than 6,000,000 hours of audio, video, viral and TV content, and made it fully searchable and available on demand. blinkx's founders set out to solve a significant challenge -- as TV and Garage video on the Web explode, keyword-based search technologies only scratch the surface. blinkx's patented search technologies listen to -- and even see -- the web, helping users enjoy a breadth and accuracy of search results not available elsewhere. In addition, blinkx powers the video search for many of the world's most frequented sites. blinkx is a privately-held company based in San Francisco and London. More information is available at www.blinkx.tv.
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.www.lycos.com
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