LYCOS WATCH & CHAT TECHNOLOGY PROVIDES UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR FANS TO INTERACT WITH THEIR FAVORITE STARS WHILE WATCHING CURRENT EPISODES ONLINEWALTHAM, Mass. - August 29, 2007 - Lycos, Inc. (http://www.lycos.com), a leading community destination for video and entertainment content, today announced an exclusive online moderated chat experience for fans of Disney ABC Family Television's popular series "Kyle XY", powered by Lycos's proprietary Watch & Chat technology. Beginning today and running through Sept. 4, fans can visit (http://kylexy.lycos.com/) to submit questions and chat with the stars of the show while watching an original weekly episode of "Kyle XY." The first moderated chat begins tonight at 6pm EDT featuring "Kyle XY" star Kirsten Prout. "Kyle XY" star Chris Olivero chats Thursday, Aug. 30 at 6pm EDT, followed by JeanLuc Bilodeau at 6pm EDT on Friday, Aug. 31. The chats continue Monday, Sept. 3 at 6pm EDT with "Kyle" star April Matson and Kyle himself, actor Matt Dallas wraps up the five days of chat on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 6pm EDT. "We are thrilled to power this unique interactive chat and viewing experience with the stars of 'Kyle XY,'" said Don Kosak, chief technology officer for Lycos. "The moderated chats represent another example of how Lycos's Watch & Chat technology can enhance the online video experience, giving fans a greater opportunity to get more involved with their favorite shows by interacting directly with its stars, while watching current episodes online." Lycos first introduced its proprietary Watch & Chat technology with the launch of its Lycos Cinema (http://cinema.lycos.com/) platform in 2006, the Internet's first video-based socialization product allowing multiple users to watch simultaneously and chat about video content in real-time.
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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.
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