Lycos and Fireball want to join forces and enter the share market. Media giant Bertelsmann and Lycos want their search engines in Europe to work together by 2000.

In Europe, Lycos is owned 50 percent by Lycos, 25 percent by Bertelsmann through the publisher Gruner+Jahr and 25 percent by Christoph Mohn.

Fireball is now also offering thematically ordered search results, from a selection of 200 000 Web sites. The new Fireball search features, by the way, have been also funded with capital from the European Union.

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