LYCOS HARNESSES EXPLOSIVE GROWTH IN PICTURE PHONES WITH NEW TRIPOD "MOBLOGGING"
Bloggers Able to Upload Pictures, Video and Audio Clips from Phones, e-Mail and PDA's; Lycos Now Gives Tripod Members Access to Premium Blog BuilderTM Features for FreeWALTHAM, Mass. - June 28, 2004 - Terra Lycos (NASDAQ: TRLY), the global Internet Group, today launched new enhanced free features to its award-winning Blog BuilderTM tool (http://blog.tripod.lycos.com) making Lycos Blog Builder one of the most comprehensive and dynamic blogging tools on the Web. Lycos continues its lead among online publishing sites, combining easy-to-use blogging tools with Web hosting, domains and more generous storage space for photos and audio and video clips. The new Blog Builder features provide the flexibility and versatility that other blog sites do not offer. Lycos Blog Builder now includes key features most requested by Tripod (http://www.tripod.com) members including mobile blogging (moblogging), or blogging from mobile devices like cell phones and PDAs, making it easy to update blogs and upload photos "on the go" for free. New digital media uploading tools also make it easy for members to post photos and audio and video clips, also for free. "We surveyed our millions of Tripod members and found there was a very high usage of the latest digital technology and gadgets to keep in touch and share information with others," said Jamie Riehle, group product manager of Web Publishing for Lycos. "So we're now making it easier than ever for our members to post and share digital content with friends and family on Tripod." Lycos Blog Builder now features new templates for parenting and fitness blogs. Families, teams, clubs and businesses have also expressed interest in "club" features for members who use their blogs as message and community boards. In response, Lycos has added open community blog features, making blogs more flexible for multi-member groups, connecting members around areas of passion they are interested in most. New Blog Builder Features include: * Mobile blogging (moblogging) capabilities to update blogs from e-mail, cell phone and PDA's * Free Members now have access to all premium features including easy-to-use photo post tool, spell check, community blogs and advanced customization. * Upload video and audio clips to blogs * Cut tag features to make it easier to scan long posts * Open Community Blog features, similar to online clubs * Metatags for search engine optimization * New family, fitness and teen-centric templates All blog features previously available to only paying Tripod members are now available to all Tripod bloggers. Free members, however, will be restricted to only three blogs while paying members will have unlimited blogs. Paying members also have significantly higher storage and bandwidth capacity. Additionally, Lycos plans to roll out these same Blog Builder enhancements to Angelfire (http://www.angelfire.com) members in the coming weeks.
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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