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Wired pays Lycos to recover Wired.com site

     
2:50 am on Jul 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Wired magazine, the publication that helped popularize the Internet craze during the 1990s, is poised to recover the online business it lost when the company was divided in half eight years ago. Lycos Inc. said on Tuesday it had agreed to sell its Wired News online properties for $25 million to Conde Nast Publications, owner of Wired magazine, the print publication that is equal parts technology culture trend-spotter and glossy product catalog. Lycos acquired Wired News as part of the Wired Digital acquisition which closed in June 1999 for a reported $83 million.

[news.yahoo.com...]

Lycos is a subsidary of Daum - the largest portal in Korea:
[english.yna.co.kr...]

1:32 pm on July 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Wow, I forgot Lycos still existed. Have they ever become irrelevant, they have this as a news headline on the .ca version, "U.S. Faces Tall Task at the World Cup". That is a 6 week old headline.
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oooppps , dup post

[edited by: Rugles at 1:34 pm (utc) on July 12, 2006]

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'Inspired' by this thread, I've just done a search on Lycos for the first time in about 8 years.

There are more 'sponsored' results than real ones. It's looks like a kind of MFA site.

I love Wired though. I was very disappointed when they withdrew their UK edition of the mag.

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I want to start a hobby of collecting memorbilia from defunct search engines.