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Old School Search Engines: Where Are They Now?

Old School Search Engines: Where Are They Now?

By Chris Crum November 16, 2011 | 7 Comments

We thought it would be fun to take a walk down search engine memory lane and look at what some of the search engines from the times before Google’s domination are up to these days. Remember the days when the …

Niche & Trend Tool List

There has been some useful posts of late that discuss the pracitical methods to get started at developing a new site or blog specifically for affiliate marketing. In particular Aaron Wall discusses practical tips for starting a new site and Dosh Dosh looks at choosing the right blog niche.

TV Web Sites Heat Up During Prime Time

Television viewers are increasingly turning to TV Web sites during prime time, weekdays 8pm-11pm and are spending more time there, according to the latest research from Nielsen//NetRatings.

YouTube Streams, Lycos Mixes

YouTube has added some new services to their site. They now allow users to organize video clips around categories. A number of online publications are reporting that YouTube has recently launched TestTube on their site.

After doing some research it became clear that TestTube is not a new feature to YouTube and it has been around since December 2006 as reported here. Maybe it is a case of Internet amnesia. I will briefly cover these not so new features anyway.

Lycos Attempts Another Comeback
Over the past few months, we’ve reported on Lycos’ many attempts to reinvent itself and make a comeback. It’s been almost as pitiful as watching Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky Balboa” comeback movie – btw, how can you make a Rocky movie in which he loses!!!

Lycos Top Searches

Lycos, a community destination for broadband entertainment has released The Lycos 50, the most popular search results for the week ending February 24, 2007.

“American Idol” contestant Antonella Barba had a surge in Web users searching for her. Not because of an outstanding performance on the show but because news surfaced that there were nude pictures of her on the Internet.

In a frenzy users flocked online to see for themselves, resulting in a 47,000 percent jump in interest just for being naked.

Lycos Social Video

Entertainment portal Lycos has announced the launch of a new feature called Lycos Mix, where visitors to the site can select video clips from a variety of popular sources across the Web and create playlists.

The new feature expands on the “watch and chat” technology the company used to launch Lycos Cinema in November where users can watch and discuss films. With Lycos Mix users have the option of inviting other member to view their playlist and add to it or they can remain private.

Lycos, PlayPhone Offer Up Mobile Content

Lycos has announced the launch of its new mobile marketplace. PlayPhone, Inc., a company that specializes in direct-to-consumer wireless distribution, will power the online store.

Lycos Cinema Now Offering Indie Music

World Digital Media Group, L.L.C., (WDMG) today announced a partnership with LYCOS, Inc. to become the first music content provider for its newly launched proprietary entertainment platform Lycos Cinema.

Lycos Launches Social Networking for Cinema

In an effort to reinvent itself as an online entertainment portal, Lycos has launched a new service that combines streaming video and real-time chat. Lycos Cinema will allow users to simultaneously watch and comment on films in the confines of a virtual screening room.

Lycos Giving Power To Ask.com

This is one of those smaller type announcements that I’d rather blog quickly here so my co-workers know about it (on their own time) rather than interrupting anyone for even a few seconds by mentioning it to the guy at the next desk.

Ask Search Share May Climb With Lycos

If Lycos as a name does not grab your attention right away, you may be missing the size of the scope of the deal that has Ask replacing a couple of pretty big names on the Lycos network.

Lycos Blinkx Back Into Existence

Blinkx founder Suranga Chandratillake admits that Lycos has been “out of the glare” for quite some time, largely due to foreign ownership. But Lycos reminds the industry the portal still has 25 million daily visitors, and plans to increase those numbers through a partnership with blinkx to launch “the new Lycos broadband search experience.”

Lycos To Broadcast PermissionTV

The portal site will use the PermissionTV platform to deliver DVD quality video content to its visitors over broadband connections.

VoIP Choices Ringing Off The Hook

Skype, Microsoft, AIM, Yahoo, Lycos, all of those companies have or will have options for doing phone calls from the computer; at stake is the biggest prize of all – keeping a person using a given provider’s other services.

Lycos-Qumana Launches Blog Tool

The desktop blog tool from Lycos-Qumana works with Qumana Q-Ads integrated ad program to insert ads into blogs.

Oodle Embeds With Lycos, Backpage

The two charter members of Oodle’s Partner Network will use APIs to connect to Oodle’s index of classified advertising and display those search engine results.