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Lycos, Intel Offer Web Publishing Tools

Lycos, Inc. and Intel Corp. Tuesday announced that the companies are providing free multimedia tools to both Tripod and Intel WebOutfitter Service members.

Lycos's (LCOS) Tripod offers free streaming services to its members. Using Tripod ShowMotion, which is based on Intel (INTC) Easy Web Media software, consumers can create and publish multimedia shows for the Web, the firms said. Intel is featuring the Lycos multimedia application, Tripod ShowMotion as part of its Intel WebOutfitter Service.

"Tripod ShowMotion provides Web users an easy way to create multimedia content -- video, audio, text and graphics -- for the Web, " said Margaret Gould Stewart, general manager, personal publishing for Tripod. "Tripod pioneered the community space, so we're proud to also lead in delivering multimedia tools to pagebuilders."

Tripod ShowMotion provides Web page builders with content, Web sites, tools and tips designed to maximize their Internet experience. Via drag-and-drop, ShowMotion provides a way to create multimedia presentations without programming experience. Combinations of videos, still images, title cards, voiceovers, and music can be used to create presentations that are delivered via a streaming format.