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Eyeing Lycos's next move

Now that USA Networks has dropped out of a merger deal with Lycos, analysts speculate whether the directory can fly solo in the midst of Net merger mania.

 

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Now that USA Networks has dropped out of a merger deal with Lycos, analysts speculate whether the directory can fly solo in the midst of Net merger mania.

"If a partner does not materialize in the near future, we believe Lycos could be potentially seen as a distressed property."

- James Preissler, PaineWebber analyst

 


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