So google looking for a new partner and msn seems natural alternative to yahoo. Howether whilst yahoo had its own web directory, looksmart manage msn web directory. So of course msn will stay loyal to looksmart. I mean look at microsofts track record of staying loyal to realnames or go back to the beginning IBM.
Microsoft will be selling own directory results and be supported by google or lycos. Looksmart will go same way every other company that relied on microsoft for its exclusive business, bust.
Unless it can use its database elsewhere, but I expect microsoft got rights on it as part of the deal.
BYE BYE LOOKSMART AND MY £200 I paid for directory entry.
All this alleged,just a educated guess.