Picsearch announces alliance with Lycos, Inc.

Image search for Lycos Multimedia Search to be powered by Picsearch AB.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 2, 2005 - Picsearch announced today that it has entered into a syndication agreement to supply U.S. internet brand Lycos, Inc. with image search services for Lycos' Multimedia Search. This agreement brings Picsearch image search technology to millions of Lycos users. Nils Andersson, CEO of Picsearch, said "We are extremely proud that Lycos, Inc. is harnessing our image search technology. They are a great addition to the list of leading web names that have chosen the Picsearch image search service because we provide images that are continually updated, uniquely filtered and highly relevant to the users' queries. We will continue to provide the highest quality image search on the net." Lycos ( is one of the leading Internet destinations in the U.S. At its center is Lycos Search. Now, thanks to Picsearch, Lycos users have access to hundreds of millions of images, enabling them to refine their image search criteria to meet their exact requirements. "We recently re-launched our homepage with a key focus on search, including multimedia search," said Adam Soroca, General Manager of Search Services for Lycos, Inc. "Picsearch delivers the high-quality, relevant image search results our users search for everyday."

About Picsearch

Picsearch creates the image search solutions that power visual search for many of the Web's leading properties. The company syndicates its technology to search engines and portals to enable them to complete their own search package by acquiring powerful image search capabilities. By enhancing the service that they can offer to their users, Picsearch's syndication partners benefit from increased user-traffic and higher revenue. Since Picsearch's inception in 2000, its syndication partners have come to include top Internet properties MSN Search, Ask Jeeves Inc and Lycos Europe GmbH. For more information, visit

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, 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: 2005-05-02