asks Jeeves to replace Yahoo
Web portal Lycos has selected Ask Jeeves technology
for Lycos.com's search engine.
Ask Jeeves also syndicates its search technologies and
advertising products to other Web sites, including,
InfoSpace, BellSouth, Mamma.com and CNET Networks--the
parent company of News.com.
Terms of the deal, announced Wednesday, were not disclosed.
Lycos.com had previously used technology from Yahoo's
Adam Sciroco, an executive at Lycos, which is a unit
of South Korean Web site operator Daum Communications,
said that Ask Jeeves technology was already being used
on other Lycos Web properties.
"The decision to switch (came) because we felt
that the relationship with Jeeves provided us with a
broad Web search solution (and) gave us the flexibility
and the ability to differentiate our products later
this year," he said.