Lycos, NeoPlanet Partner In Desktop Portal Deal

Lycos Inc. Monday partnered with desktop browser/portal NeoPlanet Inc. in an agreement which will direct
searches conducted by NeoPlanet’s 1.3 million users to the Lycos Network.

The alliance will bring Lycos portal services to the desktop via NeoPlanet’s
browser interface.

Browser/portal integration features include tools for site personalization,
Lycos content on NeoPlanet’s channel bar, and the Lycos search function. The
combination of services allows for
extensive browser/portal personalization, which can be updated frequently.

Lycos plans to launch several Lycos-branded versions of NeoPlanet to be
distributed to Lycos Network’s
nearly 32 million users.

“This agreement gives consumers unprecedented control of their Internet
environment, extending Lycos’
industry-leading personalization services to the desktop, in a way that is
faster, easier to use and fun,” said Drew
Cohen, NeoPlanet’s chief executive officer.

“Aligning with Lycos allows NeoPlanet to leverage the reach of the Lycos
Network and integrate Lycos’ leading Web-based
services, with NeoPlanet’s desktop navigation tools and personalized

Terms of the deal include Lycos’ exclusive right to distribute and market
NeoPlanet browsers for both ISPs and computer makers.

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