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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | May 13, 1999
NEW YORK -- USA Networks Inc., the media company run by Barry Diller, dropped its plan to buy No. 3 Internet search service Lycos Inc. yesterday because of opposition from Lycos shareholders.Lycos' shares had declined by more than one-third after Diller proposed combining the companies in February. The Waltham, Mass., company's shares recouped about 35 percent of that loss as opposition to the plan increased, and rose $8.75 yesterday to $107.Shareholders led by David Wetherell, head of CMGI Inc., the Internet venture company that is Lycos' biggest shareholder, opposed the combination because it did not offer any premium.
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By David Plotnikoff and David Plotnikoff,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | August 15, 2002
In the span of each human life there are a few resonant moments when the world conspires to remind us of the passage of time, moments when the clock is simply too loud to ignore. For the first time, you notice the late-night television host has a few references in his monologue that are utterly lost on you. You realize that most of the music in your car was originally released on vinyl LPs. While shopping for clothes you remember that you have perfectly good shirts in your closet that are older than that sullen salesgirl with the interesting hair and the tattoos.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | August 25, 1997
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- When Yahoo! Inc. and a slew of rival Internet directories went public a year ago, industry watchers said it would take more than dueling guides to the World Wide Web to keep the companies alive.They were right.Yahoo!, Excite Inc. and Lycos Inc. are turning their free lists of the vast information in cyberspace into magnets for consumers and ad dollars, bringing in about a quarter of the $130 million in Internet advertising revenue during the first quarter. That's likely to leave the other search engines, Infoseek Corp.
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December 21, 2000
Britney Spears leads search engine topics Britney Spears fans searched for her more than any other person, place or thing typed into the Lycos online search engine this year. In Lycos' Top 50 searches of 2000, Spears narrowly beat the popular Japanese cartoon Dragonball Z. The teen singer, whose hits include "Oops! ... I Did It Again," came in second last year. Searches for the music-sharing Web site Napster went up more than 5,400 percent from last year, making it the eighth most-popular topic.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | July 7, 1998
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks rose yesterday as borrowing costs fell to near-record lows and Internet mania carried Lycos Inc., Yahoo! Inc. and Egghead.com Inc. to all-time highs.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 66.51 to 9,091.77, its highest close since May 22. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 10.89, or 1 percent, to a record 1,157.31, and the Nasdaq composite index climbed 15.47 to 1,909.47.Those gains were dwarfed by advances in Internet stocks, which jumped as much as 65 percent yesterday.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | June 30, 1999
ANDOVER, Mass. -- CMGI Inc., an Internet venture fund company, agreed yesterday to buy a majority stake in Compaq Computer Corp.'s AltaVista search site for $2.3 billion, mostly in stock, to create a network of World Wide Web sites.The purchase puts CMGI in competition with Yahoo! Inc., Lycos Inc. and Excite At Home Corp. as a point of entry onto the Internet. AltaVista will link the Web sites of the dozens of Internet companies CMGI holds stakes in, as it looks to retain visitors longer and boost advertising revenue.
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By Joanne E. Morvay and Joanne E. Morvay,Special to the Sun | July 2, 2000
Minutes after they said, "I do," Mike Richardson and Mary Bucy logged onto their computers to accept the good wishes of family, friends and a few strangers who attended their wedding online. The June 24 ceremony was a first for Lycos, the Massachusetts-based Internet company that provided live online narration of the event. Mary, 45, and Mike, 50, met online five years ago, in a Lycos game area called the BingoZone. Mary lived in Cumberland at the time. Mike was in Virginia Beach, Va. BingoZone had only a few dozen players then, and Mike and Mary developed an electronic friendship.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | April 5, 1996
TeleT Communications LLC, a Pikesville company that develops systems for voice communication over the Internet, announced yesterday that it has received $1.5 million from a prominent Internet investment company.CMG Information Services of Wilmington, Mass., invested $1.5 million through itsentures subsidiary to finance the commercial launch of TeleT's DialWeb and Amail services, said TeleT President Gregg Freishtat.The investment apparently will give CMG a minority stake in TeleT.DialWeb is a service that lets users place a telephone call to a World Wide Web site to add or edit audio or graphical information, said TeleT, which recently changed its name from Connect Inc.Amail is a service that allows users to distribute voice messages to an unlimited number of people over the Internet, the company said.
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By David Plotnikoff and David Plotnikoff,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | August 15, 2002
In the span of each human life there are a few resonant moments when the world conspires to remind us of the passage of time, moments when the clock is simply too loud to ignore. For the first time, you notice the late-night television host has a few references in his monologue that are utterly lost on you. You realize that most of the music in your car was originally released on vinyl LPs. While shopping for clothes you remember that you have perfectly good shirts in your closet that are older than that sullen salesgirl with the interesting hair and the tattoos.
FEATURES
December 21, 2000
Britney Spears leads search engine topics Britney Spears fans searched for her more than any other person, place or thing typed into the Lycos online search engine this year. In Lycos' Top 50 searches of 2000, Spears narrowly beat the popular Japanese cartoon Dragonball Z. The teen singer, whose hits include "Oops! ... I Did It Again," came in second last year. Searches for the music-sharing Web site Napster went up more than 5,400 percent from last year, making it the eighth most-popular topic.
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By Joanne E. Morvay and Joanne E. Morvay,Special to the Sun | July 2, 2000
Minutes after they said, "I do," Mike Richardson and Mary Bucy logged onto their computers to accept the good wishes of family, friends and a few strangers who attended their wedding online. The June 24 ceremony was a first for Lycos, the Massachusetts-based Internet company that provided live online narration of the event. Mary, 45, and Mike, 50, met online five years ago, in a Lycos game area called the BingoZone. Mary lived in Cumberland at the time. Mike was in Virginia Beach, Va. BingoZone had only a few dozen players then, and Mike and Mary developed an electronic friendship.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | June 30, 1999
ANDOVER, Mass. -- CMGI Inc., an Internet venture fund company, agreed yesterday to buy a majority stake in Compaq Computer Corp.'s AltaVista search site for $2.3 billion, mostly in stock, to create a network of World Wide Web sites.The purchase puts CMGI in competition with Yahoo! Inc., Lycos Inc. and Excite At Home Corp. as a point of entry onto the Internet. AltaVista will link the Web sites of the dozens of Internet companies CMGI holds stakes in, as it looks to retain visitors longer and boost advertising revenue.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | May 13, 1999
NEW YORK -- USA Networks Inc., the media company run by Barry Diller, dropped its plan to buy No. 3 Internet search service Lycos Inc. yesterday because of opposition from Lycos shareholders.Lycos' shares had declined by more than one-third after Diller proposed combining the companies in February. The Waltham, Mass., company's shares recouped about 35 percent of that loss as opposition to the plan increased, and rose $8.75 yesterday to $107.Shareholders led by David Wetherell, head of CMGI Inc., the Internet venture company that is Lycos' biggest shareholder, opposed the combination because it did not offer any premium.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | July 7, 1998
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks rose yesterday as borrowing costs fell to near-record lows and Internet mania carried Lycos Inc., Yahoo! Inc. and Egghead.com Inc. to all-time highs.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 66.51 to 9,091.77, its highest close since May 22. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 10.89, or 1 percent, to a record 1,157.31, and the Nasdaq composite index climbed 15.47 to 1,909.47.Those gains were dwarfed by advances in Internet stocks, which jumped as much as 65 percent yesterday.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | August 25, 1997
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- When Yahoo! Inc. and a slew of rival Internet directories went public a year ago, industry watchers said it would take more than dueling guides to the World Wide Web to keep the companies alive.They were right.Yahoo!, Excite Inc. and Lycos Inc. are turning their free lists of the vast information in cyberspace into magnets for consumers and ad dollars, bringing in about a quarter of the $130 million in Internet advertising revenue during the first quarter. That's likely to leave the other search engines, Infoseek Corp.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | April 5, 1996
TeleT Communications LLC, a Pikesville company that develops systems for voice communication over the Internet, announced yesterday that it has received $1.5 million from a prominent Internet investment company.CMG Information Services of Wilmington, Mass., invested $1.5 million through itsentures subsidiary to finance the commercial launch of TeleT's DialWeb and Amail services, said TeleT President Gregg Freishtat.The investment apparently will give CMG a minority stake in TeleT.DialWeb is a service that lets users place a telephone call to a World Wide Web site to add or edit audio or graphical information, said TeleT, which recently changed its name from Connect Inc.Amail is a service that allows users to distribute voice messages to an unlimited number of people over the Internet, the company said.
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By James Romenesko and James Romenesko,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | June 1, 1998
Where did you start online today?Several Internet companies are investing millions of dollars to persuade people to begin their daily online trek with them.Yahoo, Excite, Netscape, Lycos and other familiar online names are adding to their features in hopes that users will dig into their browser preferences file and change the default home page setting to their address.Make them your "start page," as they call this Internet entry point, and in return these Net firms will give you free stock quotes, customized news headlines, local television listings, weather, e-mail, chat and other features.
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By Kevin Washington | August 1, 2002
Finding a home on the Internet for your Web site can be relatively cheap thanks to the dot-com bust. Three years ago, a Web address with 100 megabytes of storage could cost $240 or more annually. Today, $100 a year will buy an address with up to 250 megabytes (most of which users never fill). Hundreds of companies such as FatCow, Feature Price and PowWeb offer Web hosting packages that include multiple e-mail accounts. By purchasing your own space, you won't have to put up with the banner advertising that is the hallmark of free Web site hosting plans like those offered by Yahoo!
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