Wired News Expands Global Reach with Daily Content now Available in Korean and Japanese
Wired News Feeds Also Now Live on Google's Beta Personalized HomepageWALTHAM, Mass., - June 30, 2005 - Lycos, Inc.(www.lycos.com), a leading provider of search, community and technology lifestyle destinations, today announced the following information from its Wired News (www.wired.com) site, the award-winning source of exclusive, original news chronicling the impact of technology, science and the internet on business, politics, culture and people's daily lives. Wired News content is now available to millions of Korean readers on Daum.net, located at http://wired.daum.net/. Daum Communications Corporation is one of the leading Internet, media and e-commerce destinations in Korea, with a growing presence throughout the Asian markets, and the parent company of Lycos, Inc. Wired news content is translated daily into Korean, as well as Japanese, which is unique to most online news organizations. "The Wired brand reaches well beyond the English-speaking world and we are very excited to have our Wired News content now available in Korea," said Brian Kalinowski, Chief Content Officer for Lycos, Inc. "South Korea is a true hot bed for technology, with broadband penetration and digital technologies that are far ahead of most areas of the world, making this an ideal place to present our Wired News content." "The Wired News content has been extremely well received by the Korean audience," said Jaewoong Lee, CEO of Daum Communications Corporation. "During the first week, we exceeded expectations on the number of hits the content received, while page views and unique visitors continue to grow daily." Wired News content is also now available through Google's new beta Personalized Homepage (http://www.google.com/ig), which includes news feeds from several top web properties including BBC News, the New York Times and Slashdot. Since the launch in mid-May, Wired News has experienced a 160 percent improvement in clickthroughs on RSS headlines. "Google voluntarily bundled our Wired News feeds with zero lobbying on our part," said Evan Hansen, editor in chief of Wired News. "Such inclusion speaks volumes not only towards the cachet of the Wired brand but also, the differentiated value of the original content our talented team puts out every day."
About Wired NewsWired 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 just won the 2005 National Magazine Award for General Excellence.
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