Question: Does anyone still use Lycos?

Lycos. While AltaVista was a casualty of Google some other early search engines are still around in one form or another. Lycos sold again in 2010 for just $35 million but then refocused its business. Today Lycos provides a network of email, web hosting, social networking, and entertainment websites.

Does AltaVista still exist?

AltaVista was a Web search engine established in 1995. It became one of the most-used early search engines, but lost ground to Google and was purchased by Yahoo! in 2003, which retained the brand, but based all AltaVista searches on its own search engine.

Who owns Lycos now?

Brightcom Group Lycos/Parent organizations India-based digital marketing solutions company Ybrant Digital has purchased Lycos from Korean Internet company Daum for a reported $36 million in a stock purchase agreement.

How much is Lycos worth?

Lycos, which developed one of the first crawler-based search engines, was sold to Spanish Internet company Terra Networks for $12.5 billion in stock at the height of the Internet bubble in 2000.

Is Lycos safe?

Recent quality reports have classified lycos.com with a low risk profile as most accounts originating from this domain are valid and safe.

What is the oldest search engine?

Aliweb Back in 1992, Martijn Koster, a software developer at Nexor, built some software to manage and index the emerging Web. His work, called Aliweb, is acknowledged as the worlds first search engine.

What happened to Ask Jeeves?

Ask Jeeves lasted until roughly 2005, when it was rebranded as Ask.com. The company attempted to invade Yahoo Answers territory by focusing on a real-person Q&A site, but Ask.com ended its foray into search engineering in 2010. Ask.com is ranked No. 128 in the world, according to Alexa.

What happened to Lycos?

Lycos. While AltaVista was a casualty of Google some other early search engines are still around in one form or another. Lycos sold again in 2010 for just $35 million but then refocused its business. Today Lycos provides a network of email, web hosting, social networking, and entertainment websites.

What happened to love Lycos?

The Lycos Chat now forms part of Lycos, Inc. (USA) collection of sites, Love@Lycos was sold to a Swedish company. Lycos Europe sold further businesses: the news search Paperball was taken over by Paperball GmbH, Munich. The search engine Fireball now belongs to Ambrosia AG, Zug (Switzerland).

Does Ask Jeeves still exist?

Ask Jeeves was a character-driven search engine, if ever there was one. Founded in 1996, Ask Jeeves featured a well-dressed valet who supposedly fetched search results and was able to understand questions posed in everyday phrasing. Ask Jeeves lasted until roughly 2005, when it was rebranded as Ask.com.

Is Yahoo older than Google?

Yahoo is one of the oldest search engines, older than Google, which is still around and used by many. The Yahoo.com front page is still a very popular page for web surfing and getting news as well, leading to many people to continue using their search feature.

Why did Ask Jeeves fail?

Advertisers fleeing from web development led to mass casualties online. The company posted a $425 million loss in 2001; shares plummeted to 86 cents in 2002. Despite his sharp appearance, Jeeves was dangerously close to insolvency.

Did Ask Jeeves came before Google?

Eventually, in 2003, it was bought out by Yahoo. The most significant web search engines to arrive were AltaVista, my personal favorite in those days, and Ask Jeeves, now Ask.com. AltaVista was the first really fast search engine that also covered much of the Web.

Why did GeoCities shut down?

Yahoo Japan announced today (Oct. 1) that it will shut down (link in Japanese) its GeoCities service in March 2019, 22 years after its launch. The company said in a statement that it was hard to encapsulate in one word the reason for the shut down, but that profitability and technological issues were primary factors.

What happened to just Ask Jeeves?

Ask Jeeves lasted until roughly 2005, when it was rebranded as Ask.com. The company attempted to invade Yahoo Answers territory by focusing on a real-person Q&A site, but Ask.com ended its foray into search engineering in 2010. Ask.com is ranked No. 128 in the world, according to Alexa.

What is the oldest search engine in the world?

Aliweb Back in 1992, Martijn Koster, a software developer at Nexor, built some software to manage and index the emerging Web. His work, called Aliweb, is acknowledged as the worlds first search engine.

What replaced GeoCities?

If you have a Geocities website, you are offered the alternatives of either upgrading to Yahoo! Web Hosting for a fee (starting at $5.98 per month) or just letting your Geocities site and its content evaporate later this year when the service is terminated.

Is GeoCities gone?

The web-hosting site GeoCities was a paragon of this early internet era, but in March 2019 (almost 25 years after its creation in 1994) itll cease to exist. Yahoo Japan announced that it would shut down GeoCities.co.jp on March 31, 2019. Yahoo bought GeoCities in 1999 for $3.6 billion.

Why did they get rid of Ask Jeeves?

Despite his sharp appearance, Jeeves was dangerously close to insolvency. Ask Jeeves would rebound from those dark times. The site was reconfigured to be more search-oriented with the addition of a third-party engine, and Jeeves was recast as more of a mascot; a 2003 ad campaign didnt even feature him.

Why was GeoCities shut down?

Yahoo Japan announced today (Oct. 1) that it will shut down (link in Japanese) its GeoCities service in March 2019, 22 years after its launch. The company said in a statement that it was hard to encapsulate in one word the reason for the shut down, but that profitability and technological issues were primary factors.

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