| 4:49 pm on Apr 30, 2004 (gmt 0)|
My feeling is Lycos, Excite, iWon and AskJ are the perfect combo. It would be the consolidation of the entire second tier. I think they would be able to compete with the big boys. Lycos would be insignificant for Google or Yahoo. For AskJ it would be major.
| 4:52 pm on Apr 30, 2004 (gmt 0)|
I don't think it will make one damned bit of difference, my friend. At this point, I'm seeing Netscape, Earthlink, Overture (direct), Dogpile, and Altavista in front of Lycos.
| 6:01 pm on Apr 30, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Look at Comscore March numbers though
7. Terra Lycos 37,339,000 users
I am thinking this could be huge distribution potential for Teoma.
| 6:25 pm on Apr 30, 2004 (gmt 0)|
|7. Terra Lycos 37,339,000 users |
Now are they seling just the search side? Or the entire terra lycos network? I think the 37,339,000 is for the entire network which consists of junk like wired magazine, dating sites, and all sorts of intresting stuff...
But if thats just for search then I guess it might be intresting to see who buys it.
| 12:05 am on May 1, 2004 (gmt 0)|
They are selling all the US assets from what I have read. I just think if you put the whole second tier of the portal and search business together (Jeeves, Lycos, Excite and iWon) and you have a powerhouse 2 or 3 years down the road that could compete with Google or Yahoo. Jeeves has the technology (Teoma) and Lycos, iWon and Excite (also MyWay/MySearch) have a ton of distribution. I like rooting for the underdogs. I hope Jeeves nabs Lycos. Google was an underdog a few years back. Beauty of the internet. Companies can come out of nowhere and compete with Yahoo.
| 12:30 am on May 14, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Anybody hearing any news on Lycos? Jeeves closed the ISH deal last week. Lycos would fit perfectly with Jeeves new multi-portal strategy.
| 3:00 am on May 14, 2004 (gmt 0)|
I agree that Google or Yahoo wouldn't have anything to do with Lycos. But AskJeeves purchasing Lycos, I don't think so. Lycos was a big name years ago - now it's not. I mean the homepage has a link a porn website....
| 3:31 am on May 14, 2004 (gmt 0)|
They also started sending out SPAM about a month or so ago. Because I use their free web page deal 3 years ago, they sent me SPAM and said to stop the spam login to my profile. To get the SPAM turned off, I had to give them a bunch more personal information. So instead, I filled a SPAMCOP and a UCE@FTC.GOV for what that was worth.
| 3:50 am on May 14, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Lycos has portal traffic. ISH is an expert in building portals - iWon, Excite, MyWay. MyWay claimed on their website that they were profitable first month of operations. The Lycos fit is perfect for a multi-portal strategy which seems to be the direction Jeeves is heading.
| 7:08 pm on May 15, 2004 (gmt 0)|
ISH Is expert in building portals. Give me a break. They purchased Excite for only $9 Million. They Pay their users on IWon, and they distribute AdWare to consumers for MyWay, MySearch, and MyWebSearch. So please give me a break.