Lycos Offers Inflight Streaming Friday announced a strategic alliance with Lycos Inc. to provide
intranet and Internet services to airline passengers.

As part of the
alliance, Lycos, Inc. has acquired a 10-percent stake in Inflightonline.

Inflightonline will offer intranet and Internet access with Lycos content and
services, including access to LYCOShop, the Internet’s most complete shopping
destination. Other services will include e-mail capability,
hotel/car/flight reservation services, audio/video on-demand, as well as
news, weather, sports, financial information and a large assortment of
reference/research material. The system will be able to carry more than one
million Web pages.

“Lycos is the first portal to have an in-flight ISP agreement and this
service arena offers a tremendous market opportunity,” said Jeff Crown, vice
president of corporate development at Lycos (LCOS).

“With Lycos’ strength as a leading portal on the World Wide Web and the reach
of existing in-flight telephony systems, Inflightonline plans to set the
standard for in-flight computing, e-commerce and communication services,”
said Robert Iversen, CEO of Inflightonline.

Inflightonline is currently in negotiations with three domestic airlines and
plans to begin service as soon as April.

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