Document (#23197)

Author
Gibson, P.
Title
HotBot's future is in Lycos' hands : users hope that the search engine won't be hobbled by an acquisition
Source
Information today. 16(1999) no.1, S.18
Year
1999
Abstract
Presents an overview of Wired Digital Inc.'s HotBot search engine, and ponders the future of the product, now that the company is being acquired by Lycos. Reviews the business strategy that drove Wired Digital to seek acquisition by a company capable of providing needed financial backing, technology infrastructure, and product development and marketing muscle. Lycos was interested in the property as part of its 'best-of-breed' acquisition plan for building out the new Lycos Network. Explores the likely scenarios for the HotBot product going forward under the Lycos brand, and expresses hope that Lycos will have the foresight to keep the attractive and sophisticated search engine well funded and developed
Theme
Suchmaschinen
Object
HotBot
Lycos

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