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Lycos Selects Ask Jeeves to Power Search on Lycos.com

Tuesday, August 2, 2005 - 05:40

OAKLAND, Calif. and WALTHAM, Mass., March 2, 2005 -- Ask Jeeves(R), Inc. (ASKJ) and Lycos, Inc., today announced that Lycos has selected Ask Jeeves' algorithmic search technology to power search on Lycos.com. Effective immediately, the syndication agreement will bring Ask Jeeves search to millions of Lycos users.

 

"The Lycos brand is known for search and we're committed to re-establishing Lycos.com as a leading search site," said Adam Soroca, general manager of search services at Lycos, Inc. "Ask Jeeves' Teoma search technology will deliver outstanding results to users of our new search-centric experience at Lycos.com."

Ask Jeeves, Inc. also syndicates its search technologies and advertising products to other leading websites, including, InfoSpace, BellSouth, Mamma.com and CNET Networks.

"Lycos is a great addition to the list of sites powered by Ask Jeeves, and we look forward to bringing our differentiated search technology to millions of Lycos users each month," said Jim Lanzone, senior vice president of search properties at Ask Jeeves.

About Ask Jeeves, Inc.

Ask Jeeves, Inc. provides consumers and advertisers with information retrieval products across a diverse portfolio of Web sites, portals and desktop search applications. Ask Jeeves' search and search-based portal brands include: Ask Jeeves (Ask.com and Ask.co.uk); Ask Jeeves Japan (Ask.jp, a joint venture); Ask Jeeves for Kids (AJKids.com); Excite (excite.com); iWon (iwon.com); My Search (mysearch.com); My Way (myway.com); My Web Search (mywebsearch.com); Bloglines (bloglines.com) and Teoma (teoma.com). Ask Jeeves also owns the search technology Teoma, proprietary natural language processing technology, as well as portal and ad serving technologies. In addition to powering several of the Ask Jeeves brands, the Company syndicates its technologies to help companies increase revenue through powerful search. Ask Jeeves' advertising division, AJinteractive, provides advertisers with targeted tools to reach a broad base of valuable customers. Ask Jeeves, Inc. is headquartered in Oakland, California, with offices throughout the United States, as well as in London, England and Dublin, Ireland. For more information, visit http://www.Ask.com or call 510-985-7400.

About Lycos, Inc.

Lycos, Inc. (www.lycos.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Daum Communications Corp., a leading Internet portal and e-commerce destination in Korea with a growing presence throughout the Asian markets. Lycos, Inc. creates and operates search, community and technology lifestyle sites including Lycos.com, Hotbot.com, Wired.com, Tripod.com, Angelfire.com and Quote.com. Other Lycos products and sites include Lycos Mail, Gamesville and GetRelevant. Lycos was acquired by Korean Daum Communications Corp. in October 2004 and has its U.S. headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts. Daum Communications Corp. is traded on the KOSDAQ: 035720, www.daum.net.

NOTE: Ask Jeeves, AJinteractive, Ask.com, Teoma, My Way, My Search, My Web Search, iWon, Excite and Bloglines are trademarks or registered trademarks of Ask Jeeves, Inc. Lycos(R) is a registered trademark of Carnegie Mellon University. All other product or service marks mentioned herein are those of Daum Communications Corp., Lycos, Inc. or their respective owners.

Contact:
Ask Jeeves, Inc.
Patrick Crisp
+1-510-985-7696
patrick@askjeeves.com
or
Darcy Cobb of Dotted Line Comm.,
+1-310-472-8600
darcy@dottedlinecomm.com
or
Kathy O'Reilly of Lycos, Inc.,
+1-781-370-3454
Kathy.O'Reilly@lycos-inc.com
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