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HotBot mainly provides a portal to other search engines.

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HotBot is a web search engine currently owned by Lycos. It was launched in May 1996 by Wired magazine. In the 1990s, it was one of the most popular search engines on the World Wide Web.

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HotBot is a web search engine currently owned by Lycos. It was launched in May 1996 by Wired magazine. In the 1990s, it was one of the most popular search engines on the World Wide Web. Hotbot

In early 2004 Lycos launched a beta release of a free toolbar search product, Lycos HotBot DeskTop, which the company said was “the first product to integrate traditional desktop search with Web search within the browser.” 

 It also incorporated a blocker for pop-up ads and an RSS News Reader syndication.

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