Lycos snaps up FAST stake

If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em

Lycos is buying up to 15 per cent in Fast Search & Transfer (FAST), the vastly superior search engine firm. Like Google.com, FAST concentrates on doing the boring old build a better a search engine routine. It leaves the sexy portal stuff to others. Which is where Lycos comes in. The two companies are already in cahoots - FAST technology powers much of Lycos, including MP3 search, multimedia search, music hosting and FTP search. FAST is based in Norway and numbers Dell among its investors. Searching stuff FAST is here Lycos, FAST launch multimedia search engine Pokemon more popular than MP3, sex Brains better than computers, but not for long Yahoo best sex site, according to Google

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