Cuil up and fall into obscurity

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Remember upstart search engine Cuil? If you don't, we're not surprised. Cuil launched back in July of 2008 with tons of press coverage. Developed largely by former employees of Google the company claimed that their...

Lycos Drops Spam-Fighting Screensaver

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A week after its launch, internet portal Lycos has decided to pull the download of its controversial spam fighting screensaver. Dubbed "Makelovenotspam", the Lycos screensaver was designed to flood known spam servers with useless traffic,...

Lycos Europe Denies Attack on Zombie Army

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Internet portal Lycos Europe has denied that its "Make love not spam" Web site was hacked into and defaced last night. The company said that an e-mail that contained an apparent mirror...

Lycos Releases Spam Fighting Screensaver

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Internet portal Lycos has made a screensaver that endlessly requests data from sites that sell the goods and services mentioned in spam e-mail. Lycos hopes will it make the monthly bandwidth bills of spammers soar...

Lycos Communities disbanded

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Lycos US is closing its chat services and message boards from next month. The portal is pulling the plug on its "Lycos Communities" (including chat, message boards, clubs and image galleries) from February 1. Terra...

Terra Lycos Unveils New Online Music Service

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Spanish Internet media company Terra Lycos on Tuesday launched an online radio-style music subscription service that will offer music from four major record labels. Terra Lycos said it partnered with Listen.com to...

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