Tech Nostalgia: Lycos Sells its Patents

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Lycos, the first internet search engine to implement spidered web indexing has emerged from semi-retirement to hawk off some of its valuable patents. Lycos was sold to Telefonica at the height of the tech bubble for $5.4 billion, but was offloaded to a digital knackers yard in 2010 for just $36 million – the new owners are hoping to cash in on Internet of Things mania by selling relevant patents for connecting electronics to the internet.

The much loved search engine was kicked to the kerb by Google years ago, but has a special place in the hearts of the many tech geeks who were useing it long before Google even existed. For those feeling a bit nostalgic, you can actually still use the search engine




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