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Lycos to be Prominently Featured On IBM i Series ThinkPad PCs; Four Keyboard Buttons to Link to Lycos Content, Commerce and Community Products in Two-Year Agreement.

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 4, 1999--

Lycos, Inc. (NASDAQ:LCOS), the fastest growing Internet portal and the world's largest online community, today announced an expanded worldwide alliance with IBM to provide one-button access to top content on the Internet. Four Easy Launch Buttons on the new IBM ThinkPad i Series directly connect users to the IBM/Lycos co-branded Web sites.

The IBM/Lycos co-branded sites include a personal start page that provides users personalized news, weather and stock quotes, along with the unique ability to read e-mail, update their homepage, search, shop, or chat all from one place. In addition, IBM and Lycos provide an advanced search page; Internet shopping page; and a messaging page offering free e-mail provided by Lycos' MailCity.

"Through this alliance, IBM and Lycos are committed to delivering a personalized and complete Internet experience to millions of IBM users," said Bob Davis, president and CEO of Lycos. "We are happy to be able to offer ThinkPad users one-touch access to some of Lycos' most popular Internet services."

The ThinkPad i Series can be tailored to please most discriminating users, featuring the ThinkLight keyboard light and through an array of seven optional colored covers, which can be mixed and matched to suit user's individual taste. Beyond the aesthetics, the i Series ThinkPads are brimming with new productivity tools and applications that make it even easier for the user to map their computing needs to a user's lifestyle. The ThinkPad i Series is being shipped worldwide.

About Lycos, Inc.

Founded in 1995, Lycos, Inc. is a leading Web media company and owner of the Lycos Network, one of the most visited hubs on the Internet reaching one out of every two Web users. The Lycos Network is a unified set of Web sites that attracts a diverse audience by offering a variety of services, including leading Web navigation resources, homepage building and other Web community services and a comprehensive shopping center. The Lycos Network is composed of premium sites: Lycos.com, Tripod, WhoWhere, Angelfire, MailCity, HotBot, HotWired, Wired News, Webmonkey, Suck.com, MyTime, Sonique and Quote.com. Lycos.com (http://www.lycos.com), "Your Personal Internet Guide," is dedicated to helping each individual user locate, retrieve and manage information tailored to his or her personal interests. Headquartered near Boston in Waltham, Mass., Lycos, Inc. is a global Internet leader with a major presence throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia.

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