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Thursday, 14 August 2008
POLITICAL SHENANIGANS BOOST SEARCH ACTIVITY FOR PARIS HILTON AND JOHN EDWARDS ON LYCOS TOP SEARCH LIST

 

Summer TV Series, 2008 Summer Olympics, Among Big Search Gainers on Lycos

 

The Lycos 50for Week Ending Aug. 9, 2008

 

WALTHAM, Mass.—August 14, 2008—Lycos, Inc. (http://www.lycos.com), a leading provider of social publishing, media and search services, today announced the following information from The Lycos 50, the 50 most popular Internet search results for the week ending Aug. 9, 2008. For a complete list of The Lycos 50 and for in-depth text of The Lycos 50 Daily Report, go to http://50.lycos.com. Readers of The Lycos 50 can also share their thoughts on Internet trends and pop culture on The Lycos 50 Blog located at http://lycos50.tripod.com/blog/ and the Under the Red Carpet Blog at http://redcarpet.tripod.com/blog/.

Biggest Movers and Shakers for Week Ending Aug. 9, 2008:

1.

Paris Hilton Ad

733 %

2.

John Edwards

680 %

3.

Morgan Freeman

600 %

4.

Brett Farve

545 %

5.

2008 Summer Olympics

510 %

6.

"So You Think You Can Dance"

475 %

7.

Eva Mendes

430 %

8.

Katie Holmes

360 %

9.

"Last Comic Standing"

305 %

10.

"Pineapple Express"

240 %

Search Gainers:

Search activity for Paris Hilton (#1) is up 733 percent this week, driven in part by the Paris Hilton Ad, hitting back at presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain. In the ad, socialite Hilton calls republican candidate McCain a "wrinkly white-haired guy" and offers her own "hot" energy policy plan. Hilton’s presidential parody ad was launched last week in response to Sen. McCain’s TV ad, which undermines democratic presidential rival Sen. Barack Obama by likening Obama’s popularity to celebrities Hilton and Britney Spears. In other political news, online interest in John Edwards jumps 680 percent after Edwards admitted to having an affair with a former campaign aid. After months of speculation, the former U.S. senator and democratic presidential candidate admitted to Bob Woodruff on ABC’s "Nightline" he did in fact have an affair with one of his former campaign aids, Rielle Hunter. Meanwhile, the 2008 Summer Olympics are breaking TV viewing records and bringing home the gold with web users, as search interest increases five-fold. Other summer TV series scoring big hits online include "So You Think You Can Dance," up 475 percent, and "Last Comic Standing," rising 305 percent after the show crowned its first female winner, 25-year-old Los Angeles-based comic, Iliza Shlesinger.

 

The Lycos 50™ Top 10 Search Terms for the Week Ending Aug. 9, 2008:

1) Paris Hilton                         6) Danica Patrick

2) Clay Aiken                          7) Pamela Anderson

3) YouTube                             8) California Earthquake

4) Heath Ledger                     9) Britney Spears

5) Manny Ramirez               10) Kim Kardashian


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Updated: Thursday, 14 August 2008 3:43 PM EDT
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
Web Searches Spike for Paris Hilton Spike after Hilton Fires Back at John McCain Ad

HILTON IS TOP OF MIND WITH WEB USERS ON LYCOS SEARCH LIST

Former Red Sox Slugger Manny Ramirez, Carnegie Mellon Prof. Randy Pausch and "Weeds" Actress Mary Louise Parker are Among Big Search Gainers on Lycos

The Lycos 50for Week Ending Aug. 2, 2008

WALTHAM, Mass.—August 6, 2008Lycos, Inc. (http://www.lycos.com), a leading provider of social publishing, media and search services, today announced the following information from The Lycos 50, the 50 most popular Internet search results for the week ending Aug. 2, 2008. For a complete list of The Lycos 50 and for in-depth text of The Lycos 50 Daily Report, go to http://50.lycos.com. Readers of The Lycos 50 can also share their thoughts on Internet trends and pop culture on The Lycos 50 Blog located at http://lycos50.tripod.com/blog/ and the all new Under the Red Carpet Blog at http://redcarpet.tripod.com/blog/.

Biggest Movers and Shakers for Week Ending Aug. 2, 2008:

1.

Manny Ramirez

700 %

2.

California Earthquake

633 %

3.

Randy Pausch

610 %

4.

Ryan Seacrest

585 %

5.

Heath Ledger

515 %

6.

Jennifer Lopez

470 %

7.

Christina Aguilera

400 %

8.

Jonas Brothers

380 %

9.

Teen Choice Awards

305 %

10.

Mary Louise Parker

265 %

Search Gainers:

Paris Hilton (#1)
remains in the number one spot atop this week’s Lycos 50, due in part to the buzz around presidential candidate Sen. John McCain’s most recent TV ad, comparing presidential rival Sen. Barack Obama to celebrities Hilton and Britney Spears (#10). This week, Hilton gets even with McCain releasing a web video of her own, saying her inclusion in McCain’s ad must mean she’s running for President. And Angelina Jolie (#6) jumps back into the top 10 this week after People magazine published the first photos of her newborn twins for a reported $14 million. The issue showcases the 3-week-old twins, Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline, and features an interview and additional photos of the Jolie-Pitt clan. Meanwhile, search activity increases 610 percent for Carnegie Mellon University Prof. Randy Pausch, who lost his very dramatic battle to cancer on Aug. 1. Pausch became an inspiration to millions following a farewell speech he delivered at CMU titled "The Last Lecture," resulting in a best-selling book of the same name. The video of Pausch’s speech has been viewed on YouTube more than five million times, and The Last Lecture has been translated into 30 languages, with nearly 3 million copies of the book currently in print. Also jumping in search popularity this week is "Weeds" actress Mary Louise Parker, up 265 percent as her hit show celebrates its fourth season on Showtime. The "Weeds" premier attracted more than 1.75 million households, making it the network’s most-watched season premiere since "The L Word" in 2004.

The Lycos 50™ Top 10 Search Terms for the Week Ending Aug. 2, 2008:

1) Paris Hilton                        6) Angelina Jolie

2) Clay Aiken                          7) Pamela Anderson

3) YouTube                              8) Christian Bale

4) Danica Patrick                    9) Facebook

5) "The Dark Knight"          10) Britney Spears


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Updated: Wednesday, 6 August 2008 5:46 PM EDT
Thursday, 31 July 2008
The Dark Knight, 4th Highest-Ranking Film in History of Lycos Top Search List

 Christian Bale, Danica Patrick, Wendy Williams are Among Big Search Gainers on Lycos  

The Lycos 50TM for Week Ending July 26, 2008

WALTHAM, Mass.-July 31, 2008-Lycos, Inc. (http://www.lycos.com/), a leading provider of social publishing, media and search services, today announced the following information from The Lycos 50TM, the 50 most popular Internet search results for the week ending July 26, 2008.  For a complete list of The Lycos 50 and for in-depth text of The Lycos 50 Daily Report, go to http://50.lycos.com/.  Readers of The Lycos 50 can also share their thoughts on Internet trends and pop culture on The Lycos 50 Blog located at http://lycos50.tripod.com/blog/ and the Under the Red Carpet Blog at http://redcarpet.tripod.com/blog/.

Biggest Movers and Shakers for Week Ending July 26, 2008:

1.      

Christian Bale

  600 %

2.      

Danica Patrick

  544 %

3.      

Estelle Getty

  515 %

4.      

Wendy Williams

  470 %

5.      

Avril Lavigne

  435 %

6.      

WNBA Fight

  400 %

7.      

Criss Angel

  385 %

8.      

John Edwards Affair

  305 %

9.      

"Step Brothers"

  233 %

10.    

Sienna Miller

  145 %

Search Gainers:

"The Dark Knight" (#2) enters The Lycos 50 this week, becoming the highest-ranking film to make the Lycos top search list since "The Matrix Reloaded" hit number one on The Lycos 50 in May 2003.  "The Dark Knight" is the fourth most-searched film in the history of The Lycos 50 behind "Star Wars: Episode II," "Spider-Man," and the "Matrix Reloaded."  For a look back at the biggest movies in Lycos 50 history, visit http://50.lycos.com/052103.asp.  Actor Christian Bale (#40) also makes his first-ever appearance on this week's list, due in part to his starring role in "The Dark Knight" as well as news surrounding allegations Bale assaulted his mother and sister at a London hotel on June 20.  In other rough and tumble news, female brawls dominate the Movers and Shakers list this week.  Race car driver Danica Patrick gains 544 percent following an argument with another female racer at the Honda-Indy 200 in Lexington, Ohio. Meanwhile, Wendy Williams jumps 470 percent after an on-air altercation with TV reality star Omarosa. Omarosa, who jumped into the national spotlight during the first season of NBC's The Apprentice, recently appeared with Williams to promote her upcoming book, The Bitch Switch, but instead spent more time trading insults with the radio personality-turned-talk show host.  And search activity for the WNBA increases four-fold after a scuffle on the court between the Detroit Shock and the Los Angeles Sparks.  During the July 22 game at the Palace of Auburn Hills, a fight broke out with 4.6 seconds left in the game.  After the dust cleared, Detroit's Plenette Pierson and assistant coach Rick Mahorn were ejected, along with Los Angeles players Candace Parker and DeLisha Milton-Jones.

The Lycos 50TM Top 10 Search Terms for the Week Ending July 26, 2008:

1)      Paris Hilton                            6)  Pamela Anderson

2)      "The Dark Knight"                7)  Facebook

3)      Clay Aiken                             8)  Alex Rodriguez

4)      Miley Cyrus                           9)  Britney Spears

5)      YouTube                              10)  Naruto           


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Updated: Thursday, 31 July 2008 11:39 AM EDT
Thursday, 3 July 2008
JAMIE LYNN SPEARS MORE POPULAR THAN BIG SISTER BRITNEY ON THIS WEEK'S LYCOS TOP SEARCH LIST

Comedian George Carlin, ABC's "Wipeout" and Singer Tim McGraw Among Big Search Gainers on Lycos

The Lycos 50TM for Week Ending June 28, 2008

WALTHAM, Mass.-July 3, 2008-Lycos, Inc. (http://www.lycos.com), a leading provider of social publishing, media and search services, today announced the following information from The Lycos 50TM, the 50 most popular Internet search results for the week ending June 28, 2008. For a complete list of The Lycos 50 and for in-depth text of The Lycos 50 Daily Report, go to http://50.lycos.com. Readers of The Lycos 50 can also share their thoughts on Internet trends and pop culture on The Lycos 50 Blog located at http://lycos50.tripod.com/blog/ and the all new Under the Red Carpet Blog at http://redcarpet.tripod.com/blog/.Biggest Movers and Shakers for Week Ending June 28, 2008:

1.

George Carlin

700 %

2.

Entwistle Verdict

635 %

3.

NBA Draft

600 %

4.

Disney's "Camp Rock"

500 %

5.

Tim McGraw Fight

445 %

6.

ABC's "Wipeout"

415 %

7.

John Henson

380 %

8.

"American's Got Talent"

300 %

9.

BET Awards

265 %

10.

"The Bachelorette"

200 %

Search Gainers:

Actress Jamie Lynn Spears (#3), star of the popular Disney Channel's "Zoey 101," sees her highest rank ever on this week's Lycos 50, following news that she had given birth to a baby girl. Jamie Lynn, best known as Britney Spears' little sister, generates 233 percent more search interest this week than big sister Britney, who comes in at number 10 on the Lycos 50. The sudden death of comedian George Carlin resonated with web users over the past week, pushing online interest in Carlin up 700 percent since news of his death on June 22. And search activity for singer Tim McGraw increases four-fold as video of McGraw swinging into action during a recent concert in Washington State surfaced online. Before security could arrive on the scene, thousands watched as McGraw plucked a rowdy fan from the concert audience after the man allegedly assaulted a woman near the front of the stage. Quick Draw McGraw later stated, "I was just tying to keep the peace." Finally, four of the top 10 biggest Movers & Shakers this week are television series and TV movies. ABC's newest show "Wipeout" sees a 415 percent jump in online interest while search activity for its host John Henson rises 380 percent. Meanwhile, NBC's "America's Got Talent" continues to score hits with web users, up 300 percent over the past week, and searches for the "Bachelorette" climb 200 percent. But Disney's "Camp Rock" is the clear winner in search ratings this week on Lycos, with a 500 percent increase in search interest.

The Lycos 50TM Top 10 Search Terms for the Week Ending June 28, 2008:

1) Paris Hilton                 6) Pamela Anderson

2) Clay Aiken                  7) Megan Fox

3) Jamie Lynn Spears       8) Tiger Woods

4) Kendra Wilkinson         9) Paul Pierce

5) YouTube                  10) Britney Spears


Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Topless Photos of Maxim Magazine "Sexiest Woman in the World" propel Megan Fox to Top of Lycos Search List

Gloucester High School Teen Baby Bump, Jamie Lynn Spears, "American's Got Talent," Among Big Search Gainers on Lycos  

The Lycos 50TM for Week Ending June 21, 2008

WALTHAM, Mass.-June 25, 2008-Lycos, Inc. (http://www.lycos.com/), a leading provider of social publishing, media and search services, today announced the following information from The Lycos 50TM, the 50 most popular Internet search results for the week ending June 21, 2008.  For a complete list of The Lycos 50 and for in-depth text of The Lycos 50 Daily Report, go to http://50.lycos.com Readers of The Lycos 50 can also share their thoughts on Internet trends and pop culture on The Lycos 50 Blog and the all new Under the Red Carpet Blog.  

Biggest Movers and Shakers for Week Ending June 21, 2008:

1.      

Paul Pierce

  600 %

2.      

Tiger Woods

  533 %

3.      

Jamie Lynn Spears

  500 %

4.      

Kendra Wilkinson

  485 %

5.      

"America's Got Talent"

  470 %

6.      

Tony Awards

  400 %

7.      

Anne Hathaway

  380 %

8.      

Amy Winehouse

  355 %

9.      

Gloucester High School

  300 %

10.    

Jonas Brothers

  200 %

Search Gainers:

Topless photos leaked online of actress Megan Fox (#1), recently named "Sexiest Woman in the World" for 2008 by Maxim Magazine, help drive Fox to the top spot on this week's Lycos 50.   Meanwhile, an apparent teen pregnancy boom at Gloucester High School in Gloucester, Mass., causes a spike in search activity for the school, gaining 300 percent following national coverage in TIME Magazine.  Of the 17 teen students who are expecting babies, TIME reports the students opted into a pact to get pregnant and raise their children together, although the Gloucester Superintendent of Schools and the Mayor of Gloucester claim they have no confirmation or proof such a pact exists.  And in other teen pregnancy news, search interest in actress Jamie Lynn Spears, best known as little sister to Britney, and star of the Disney Channel's "Zoey 101," sees a 500 percent bump after giving birth last week to a baby girl. Finally, if web search activity is any indication, "America's Got Talent" is the big winner with web users this summer, gaining 470 percent in search popularity over the past week. 

The Lycos 50TM Top 10 Search Terms for the Week Ending June 21, 2008:

1)      Megan Fox                             6)  Samantha Ronson

2)      Clay Aiken                              7)  Facebook

3)      YouTube                                 8)  Kristin Davis

4)      Pamela Anderson                 9)  Lindsay Lohan

5)      Paris Hilton                          10)  Britney Spears           


Tuesday, 10 June 2008
CDNetworks Provides Content Delivery to New Lycos Cinema - Video Community

Delivers Improved Content Security and Enhanced Quality Using CDNetworks' Security & Adobe's Latest Flash Media Server 3 Technology

San Jose, CA - June 10, 2008 - CDNetworks (KOSDAQ: 073710), a top-three global, full-service content delivery network (CDN), today announced that Lycos, Inc. has selected CDNetworks to provide global network infrastructure and advanced CDN technology to its Lycos Cinema platform. The Lycos Cinema video community social viewing experience now features enhanced viewing from CDNetworks' implementation of Adobe Flash Media Server 3, enabling new video on demand (VOD) rental business models and revenue streams for Lycos Cinema.

Lycos Cinema, bringing people together one flick at a time, gives users the opportunity to watch and interact around premium rentals and free VOD ad-supported film and episodic television titles. Lycos's synchronous Watch & Interact technology enables multiple users to view the same video at the same time with anyone, anywhere, at anytime -- all while chatting and socializing. Lycos kicked off the re-launch of its CDNetworks-enhanced Cinema platform by teaming with IndependentFeatures.com, a pioneer of the first independent film festival where film selection is done entirely online via a web-based competition.

Lycos Cinema is leveraging CDNetworks' content delivery technology, including Media Authentication, origin storage, and origin pull, across its global network. CDNetworks' origin server significantly reduces the complexity of managing on-line content and the cost of content storage. The combined Adobe FMS 3 RTMPE and CDNetworks Media Authentication provide Lycos Cinema with advanced features for streaming authentication. These technologies have introduced new business models for Lycos Cinema, including video on demand premium rentals, providing an easier approach to content publication at reduced costs. Additionally, CDNetworks provides higher video quality and better security for Lycos Cinema content partners.

"We selected CDNetworks as our content delivery provider because of its ability to immediately deploy FMS 3 coupled with its own leading-edge CDN technology and content delivery infrastructure," said Chuck Ball, vice president of sales and marketing for Lycos, Inc. "CDNetworks' ability to quickly implement a complex Flash media infrastructure enables us to provide leading-edge content security to our partners while providing an exceptionally high quality video viewing experience to Lycos Cinema viewers."

"Lycos Cinema is the only online social video viewing experience, where users can watch content synchronously and interact in real-time," said Simon Lee, CEO of CDNetworks US. "CDNetworks is happy to provide the infrastructure enabling a new revenue model for Lycos, while offering Lycos Cinema users near HD, high quality video viewing."

About Lycos, Inc.

Lycos, Inc. operates search and technology web sites that foster online communities, including the new Lycos Cinema community (http://cinema.lycos.com), bringing people together one flick at a time. Other Lycos products and sites include Lycos.com, Hotbot.com, Tripod.com, Angelfire.com, Gamesville.com, Lycos Mail, Webon, WhoWhere.com and The Lycos 50TM. 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 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

About CDNetworks

CDNetworks, a top-three global, full-service content delivery network (CDN), provides technology, network infrastructure, and customer services that accelerate the delivery of Internet content and applications to end users around the world. CDNetworks provides a comprehensive suite of technology for video streaming, large-volume-files downloads, and image caching, which delivers unparalleled quality of performance, service, and reliability. World-leading media and entertainment, technology, retail, and online gaming companies rely on CDNetworks to optimize their end users' online experiences. CDNetworks, founded in 2000 in Seoul, Korea, has subsidiaries in the US, China and Japan and is publicly traded on Korea's KOSDAQ exchange (KOSDAQ: 073710). For more information, please visit: www.cdnetworks.com.

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Wednesday, 4 June 2008
CLAY AIKEN BABY NEWS PUSHES SINGER TO NUMBER ONE SPOT ON LYCOS TOP SEARCH LIST

Lindsay Lohan and Kimberly Caldwell Among Big Search Gainers on Lycos

 

The Lycos 50for Week Ending May 31, 2008

 

WALTHAM, Mass.—June 4, 2008—Lycos, Inc. (http://www.lycos.com), a leading provider of social publishing, media and search services, today announced the following information from The Lycos 50, the 50 most popular Internet search results for the week ending May 31, 2008. For a complete list of The Lycos 50 and for in-depth text of The Lycos 50 Daily Report, go to http://50.lycos.com. Readers of The Lycos 50 can also share their thoughts on Internet trends and pop culture on The Lycos 50 Blog located at http://lycos50.tripod.com/blog/ and the all new Under the Red Carpet Blog at http://redcarpet.tripod.com/blog/.

Biggest Movers and Shakers for Week Ending May 31, 2008:

1.

Lindsay Lohan

500 %

2.

"Sex and the City" Movie

470 %

3.

Jessica Alba

433 %

4.

Kim Kardashian

415 %

5.

George Clooney

360 %

6.

Shania Twain

333 %

7.

Madonna

300 %

8.

Ashlee Simpson

275 %

9.

Kimberly Caldwell

200 %

10.

Father’s Day

150 %

Search Gainers:

Former "American Idol" contestant, singer Clay Aiken (#1) tops The Lycos 50 this week after it was revealed Aiken will soon be a father. Aiken’s best friend, Los Angeles-based record producer Jaymes Foster, has been artificially inseminated and is said to be due in August. Foster has produced several of Aiken’s albums and Aiken plans to be involved in raising the child. Foster, sister of record mogul David Foster, is divorced and has no other children. In other "American Idol" news, this year’s winner, David Cook (#13) jumps up the search charts, bringing former "AI" contestant Kimberly Caldwell (#41) along with him. Caldwell makes her first-ever appearance on The Lycos 50, rising 200 percent, after Cook revealed the two have been hanging out together since the show’s finale. Topping the Movers and Shakers list this week is Lindsay Lohan (#6), up 500 percent, as rumors of a lesbian fling with deejay Samantha Ronson continue to drive search activity for Lohan. Recent reports claim Lohan and Ronson are now living together, and are wearing rings on their engagement fingers. Lohan refuses to comment on the relationship. Meanwhile, Angelina Jolie (#4) jumps into the top 10 this week following rumors she had given birth to her twins last week. Jolie’s manager Geyer Kosinski quickly put the baby news to rest telling People Magazine Jolie’s twins are not due to arrive until August.

 

The Lycos 50™ Top 10 Search Terms for the Week Ending May 31, 2008:

1) Clay Aiken                   6) Lindsay Lohan

2) YouTube                       7) Nick Hogan

3) Paris Hilton                  8) Kim Kardashian

4) Angelina Jolie              9) Pokemon

5) Pamela Anderson      10) MySpace


Thursday, 29 May 2008
"Indiana Jones" and "Sex and the City" Movie Make First-Ever Appearances on Lycos Top Search List

Boston Red Sox Pitcher Jon Lester, "American Idol" Winner David Cook, Division I Lacrosse,

Among Big Search Gainers on Lycos

The Lycos 50TM for Week Ending May 24, 2008

WALTHAM, Mass.-May 29, 2008-Lycos, Inc. (http://www.lycos.com), a leading provider of social publishing, media and search services, today announced the following information from The Lycos 50TM, the 50 most popular Internet search results for the week ending May 24, 2008. For a complete list of The Lycos 50 and for in-depth text of The Lycos 50 Daily Report, go to http://50.lycos.com. Readers of The Lycos 50 can also share their thoughts on Internet trends and pop culture on The Lycos 50 Blog located at http://lycos50.tripod.com/blog/ and the all new Under the Red Carpet Blog at http://redcarpet.tripod.com/blog/.

Biggest Movers and Shakers for Week Ending May 24, 2008:

1.

"Indiana Jones"

700 %

2.

David Cook

625 %

3.

Jon Lester

600 %

4.

Nick Hogan

570 %

5.

"Dancing with the Stars"

525 %

6.

Jonas Brothers

430 %

7.

Carrie Underwood

400 %

8.

Div. I Lacrosse Championship

380 %

9.

"American Idol" Finale

300 %

10.

Memorial Day

225 %

Search Gainers:

Two of the most highly anticipated films of the year make their first-ever appearances on this week's Lycos 50. "Indiana Jones" (#27) hit big numbers at the box office over the Memorial Day weekend, scoring big numbers online as well, up 700 percent in search activity over the past week, while the "Sex and the City" Movie debuts on The Lycos 50 at number 41. And from the sports world, Boston Red Sox hurler Jon Lester skyrockets 600 percent this week after pitching a no-hitter on May 19. The 24 year-old left-hander has survived cancer, touching the hearts of baseball fans everywhere with his incredible story. Meanwhile, ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" finale climbs 525 percent in online interest following Kristi Yamaguchi's winning performance over pro-footballer Jason Taylor, breaking the male-winning streak as Yamaguchi becomes the first woman to claim the dancing crown since the show's first season. Elsewhere in sports, the Syracuse men's lacrosse team defeated John Hopkins in the NCAA Division I Lacrosse title game in Foxboro, Mass. on May 26, netting a 380 percent jump in online interest.

The Lycos 50TM Top 10 Search Terms for the Week Ending May 24, 2008:

1) Paris Hilton                               6) Pokemon

2) YouTube                                    7) Pamela Anderson

3) Clay Aiken                                 8) Disney

4) Naruto                                       9) Facebook

5) Nick Hogan                             10) WWE


Wednesday, 21 May 2008
Lycos Launches Spotlight on Award-Winning Independent Film Content on Lycos Cinema

LYCOS SPONSORS WIRELESS CAFÉ IN THE AMERICAN PAVILION AT CANNES; FEATURES SPOTLIGHT ON AWARD-WINNING INDEPENDENT FILMS NOW AVAILABLE ON LYCOS CINEMA

Voting Now Underway in 2008 Independent Features Film Festival Online Competition on Lycos Cinema

WALTHAM, Mass. - May 19, 2008 - Lycos, Inc., a leading provider of social publishing, media and search services, today announced from the Cannes Film Festival, its Wireless Café sponsorship in The American Pavilion at Cannes, and the launch of its Award-Winning Independent Film Spotlight now available on Lycos Cinema. Lycos's patent-pending synchronous Watch & Interact technology enables multiple users to view the same video at the same time with anyone, anywhere, at anytime--all while chatting and socializing. Lycos Cinema is sponsoring start pages on all computers available in the Wireless Café within The American Pavilion at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. The Wireless Café is one of the most popular features of The American Pavilion; the venue where industry professionals turn to stay connected. Since 1989, The American Pavilion has been the hub of American activity at the Cannes Film Festival, serving as a communication and hospitality center for thousands of Americans in Cannes during the 12-day festival. The Pavilion provides great exposure to filmmakers, journalists and festival attendees, offering both a dynamic business environment and a comfortable place to relax.

"Independent film fans are a key audience for our Lycos Cinema community, and the Cyber Café at The American Pavilion in Cannes is an ideal venue for us to showcase what Lycos Cinema offers to independent filmmakers worldwide," said Chuck Ball, vice president of sales and marketing for Lycos, Inc. "With Lycos Cinema, independent producers and filmmakers reach international moviegoers, while independent film fans discover new voices and unique visions, and meet other global fans in the process."

Lycos Cinema's new spotlight on independent films now features award-winning titles from the most respected film festival audiences worldwide including Cannes, Sundance, Australian Film Institute, Slamdance Film Festival, New York International Independent Film & Video Festival, and many more.

For fans looking to discover the next great filmmaker or independent film, Lycos has teamed with IndependentFeatures.com, pioneer of the first independent film festival where film selection is done entirely online via a web-based competition. Voting is underway and runs through June 30th. The top 21 films will receive an invitation to the Independent Features Film Festival, July 25-27, 2008 at the acclaimed Tribeca Cinemas in NYC and will be available exclusively on Lycos Cinema.

This year, the online viewing and voting process has been significantly enhanced with the addition of Lycos's patent-pending synchronous Watch & Interact technology, enabling the public to screen, chat and vote for their favorite films alone or with a group of friends. Another new addition to the Independent Features festival will be several "special screenings" where a director, producer or talent will be in the screening room answering questions live.

Lycos re-introduced its Cinema community earlier this month, adding video on demand (VOD) rentals to its existing ad-supported Lycos Cinema content, greatly expanding the interactive social video viewing experience. Lycos Cinema is the only online social viewing experience to offer synchronous SimulStream community viewing, allowing users to come together to view film and other video content in public or private screening rooms, in four different screening modes, including both full and mini-screen modes. With the addition of VOD rentals, Lycos introduces a new StoreFront business model to complement its free, advertising-supported content, providing a customized, studio boutique solution for the promotion of upcoming DVD and theatrical releases. The new Lycos Cinema player utilizes the latest in Flash Media Serving Technology, employing MPEG-4 to deliver H.264 streams, to provide higher video quality and offering better security for content partners.

Lycos first raised the curtain on Cinema in November 2006 with the debut of the Internet's only video-based socialization product to combine various Web 2.0 applications into one platform, allowing multiple users to watch video synchronously and chat about the content in real-time. Since then, Lycos Cinema has powered several successful online viewing parties for first-run television programming, giving TV audiences the opportunity to watch their favorite shows synchronously with other friends and fans, chat in real-time while watching, and interact with their favorite show stars.

 


Monday, 19 May 2008
New Spotlight on Independent Films on Lycos Cinema

LYCOS SPONSORS WIRELESS CAFÉ IN THE AMERICAN PAVILION AT CANNES; FEATURES SPOTLIGHT ON AWARD-WINNING INDEPENDENT FILMS NOW AVAILABLE ON LYCOS CINEMA

Voting Now Underway in 2008 Independent Features Film Festival Online Competition on Lycos Cinema

 

WALTHAM, Mass. - May 19, 2008 - Lycos, Inc. (http://www.lycos.com), a leading provider of social publishing, media and search services, today announced from the Cannes Film Festival, its Wireless Café sponsorship in The American Pavilion at Cannes, and the launch of its Award-Winning Independent Film Spotlight now available on Lycos Cinema. Lycos's patent-pending synchronous Watch & Interact technology enables multiple users to view the same video at the same time with anyone, anywhere, at anytime--all while chatting and socializing.

Lycos Cinema is sponsoring start pages on all computers available in the Wireless Café within The American Pavilion at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. The Wireless Café is one of the most popular features of The American Pavilion; the venue where industry professionals turn to stay connected. Since 1989, The American Pavilion has been the hub of American activity at the Cannes Film Festival, serving as a communication and hospitality center for thousands of Americans in Cannes during the 12-day festival. The Pavilion provides great exposure to filmmakers, journalists and festival attendees, offering both a dynamic business environment and a comfortable place to relax.

"Independent film fans are a key audience for our Lycos Cinema community, and the Cyber Café at The American Pavilion in Cannes is an ideal venue for us to showcase what Lycos Cinema offers to independent filmmakers worldwide," said Chuck Ball, vice president of sales and marketing for Lycos, Inc. "With Lycos Cinema, independent producers and filmmakers reach international moviegoers, while independent film fans discover new voices and unique visions, and meet other global fans in the process."

Lycos Cinema's new spotlight on independent films now features award-winning titles from the most respected film festival audiences worldwide including Cannes, Sundance, Australian Film Institute, Slamdance Film Festival, New York International Independent Film & Video Festival, and many more.

For fans looking to discover the next great filmmaker or independent film, Lycos has teamed with IndependentFeatures.com, pioneer of the first independent film festival where film selection is done entirely online via a web-based competition. Voting is underway and runs through June 30th. The top 21 films will receive an invitation to the Independent Features Film Festival, July 25-27, 2008 at the acclaimed Tribeca Cinemas in NYC and will be available exclusively on Lycos Cinema.

This year, the online viewing and voting process has been significantly enhanced with the addition of Lycos's patent-pending synchronous Watch & Interact technology, enabling the public to screen, chat and vote for their favorite films alone or with a group of friends. Another new addition to the Independent Features festival will be several "special screenings" where a director, producer or talent will be in the screening room answering questions live.

Lycos re-introduced its Cinema community earlier this month, adding video on demand (VOD) rentals to its existing ad-supported Lycos Cinema content, greatly expanding the interactive social video viewing experience. Lycos Cinema is the only online social viewing experience to offer synchronous SimulStream community viewing, allowing users to come together to view film and other video content in public or private screening rooms, in four different screening modes, including both full and mini-screen modes. With the addition of VOD rentals, Lycos introduces a new StoreFront business model to complement its free, advertising-supported content, providing a customized, studio boutique solution for the promotion of upcoming DVD and theatrical releases. The new Lycos Cinema player utilizes the latest in Flash Media Serving Technology, employing MPEG-4 to deliver H.264 streams, to provide higher video quality and offering better security for content partners.

Lycos first raised the curtain on Cinema in November 2006 with the debut of the Internet's only video-based socialization product to combine various Web 2.0 applications into one platform, allowing multiple users to watch video synchronously and chat about the content in real-time. Since then, Lycos Cinema has powered several successful online viewing parties for first-run television programming, giving TV audiences the opportunity to watch their favorite shows synchronously with other friends and fans, chat in real-time while watching, and interact with their favorite show stars.


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Updated: Monday, 19 May 2008 2:10 PM EDT

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