April 19, 2014 1:49 PM ET

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Company Overview of Lycos, Inc.

Company Overview

Lycos, Inc. operates a network of community and social sites. It offers search products, including Lycos Search, a suite of tools that helps people to find whatever they're looking for, that range from traditional Web results to videos, images, shopping deals, and more; HotBot, a search tool for finding the content, images, videos, and news on the Web; and Who Where, a solution to find people, local business listings, business phone numbers and addresses, and driving directions. The company also provides games with — and against — other people to win real cash and other prizes; and games from various genres, including action, puzzles, strategy, and more. In addition, it offers Website tools,...

100 5th Avenue

Waltham, MA 02451

United States

Founded in 1995





Key Executives for Lycos, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and General Manager
Vice President of Finance
Chief Operating Officer
Chairman of Ybrant Digital Limited and Chief Executive Officer of Ybrant Digital Limited
President of Ybrant Digital
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Lycos, Inc. Key Developments

Lycos, Inc. Announces Release of Evincible

Lycos, Inc. announced the release of Evincible, a social word game for iOS. Evincible is available for free download, or $0.99 for a Premium version including additional categories, from Apple's App Store. The new game launched in the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch on 11/28/12. In Evincible, players can either challenge their Facebook friends or a complete stranger to a game. After selecting a category, players give their opponents three clues to guess a word. The more guesses it takes for the opponent to correctly guess the word, the more points the challenger receives. Categories range from groups of everyday words like Food or Household items to more pop-culture focused categories like Celebrities and Movie Titles.

Lycos, Inc. Announces Appointment of Ned Rhinelander as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Lycos, Inc. announced the appointment of Ned Rhinelander as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Rhinelander's extensive experience in management of engineering teams will help to lead Lycos in a strategic refocusing of its engineering resources. Rhinelander joins Lycos with over 18 years experience delivering publishing and advertising solutions for high-volume consumer media brands. Most recently, he served as VP of IT Architecture at CBS Interactive. Prior to CBS Interactive, in the position of VP of Site Engineering at CNET Networks, he led more than one hundred engineers responsible for website publishing and delivery.

Lycos, Inc. Appoints Robert W Balazy as CEO

Lycos, Inc. appointed Robert W Balazy its new chief executive officer (CEO). Balazy who worked with Lycos in 2003 is back as its CEO after working with Inform Technologies Inc., where he was president and CEO. Earlier he had a successful stint managing mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships and product management at NameMedia, Register.com and Applied Semantics.

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