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Wednesday, 5 April 2006
Lycos Intros New Desktop Blog Editor

Free Downloadable Application Lets Bloggers Publish Content to
Multiple Blogs from Desktop;
Gives Users Control of Ads on Blogs

WALTHAM, Mass.—April 5, 2006—Lycos, Inc. (www.lycos.com), a leading media destination for creators and consumers of quality content, today announced a new desktop blog editing tool, powered by Qumana, making blogging easier and more profitable for bloggers everywhere.

With the new Lycos-Qumana Desktop Blog Editor (http://lycos.qumana.com/), Lycos enhances the freedom of blogging, allowing users to publish to their Tripod and Angelfire Blogs on Lycos, as well as to other major blogging sites, from the desktop. Additionally, the Lycos-Qumana Desktop Blog Editor works with Qumana’s Qads, an integrated ad program, allowing bloggers to insert ads into their blogs, while revenue from these ads is shared with the bloggers.

“If you’re an active blogger, the Lycos-Qumana Desktop Blog Editor now gives you the ability to post to multiple blogs with just one click, extend your blogs further reaching more people, and make more money from your blog content,” said Alfred Tolle, CEO of Lycos, Inc. “With this new offering, Lycos continues to reinforce our strategy by offering content creators the tools needed to better showcase and market their independent content.”

Key features of the Lycos-Qumana Desktop Blog Editor include:
? Insert keyword-specific ads in one click and customize ads to your blog
? Edit old posts from any of your blogs
? Offline editing to work at your own pace
? One-click posting to one or more blogs
? Seamless publishing and cross-publishing
? Integration with all major blog platforms
? Easy image uploading
? Spell check and thesaurus

“Qumana is a versatile and powerful personal publishing application that makes creating the content for an online conversation almost as easy as thinking and talking,” said Fred Fabro, president of Qumana. “Qumana is being put to use by an increasing number of bloggers around the world, and now this alliance with Lycos puts a free tool in the hands of its millions of Lycos users, helping them blog easily and instantly from their desktop to Tripod and Angelfire platforms.”

The new Lycos-Qumana Desktop Blog Editor complements Lycos’ award-winning BlogBuilder tool first launched in Feb. 2003. With Lycos BlogBuilder, users can create a blog in minutes, with customizable designs, privacy features, mobile posting and the ability to easily add digital photos, video and sound clips.

About Lycos, Inc.
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, Inc. creates and operates search, community and technology lifestyle sites including Lycos.com, Hotbot.com, Wired.com, Tripod.com and Angelfire.com. Other Lycos products and sites include Lycos Mail, Lycos Games, Lycos Planet, Lycos Phone and GetRelevant. 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 QumanaQumana Software, Inc. (www.qumana.com) is a leading developer of tools and services for bloggers. Qumana's industry recognized tools include: Qumana, a blog editor for online publishing; Q Reader, an RSS Reader; and Q Ads, an advertising network for bloggers integrated into the Qumana tool. Qumana Software develops tools for every blogger: PC & Mac, experienced & novice, and multi-lingual. Qumana Software is headquartered in Vancouver, BC."

?2006 Lycos, Inc. Lycos? is a registered trademark of Lycos, Inc. All other product or service marks mentioned herein are those of Daum Communications Corp., Lycos, Inc. or their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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