Lycos Welcomes New Chief Technology Officer and Vice President

Ned Rhinelander Joins Lycos to Streamline Engineering Initiatives

Jul 11, 2012, 09:30 ET from Lycos, Inc.

WALTHAM, Mass., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lycos, Inc. today announced the appointment of Ned Rhinelander as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.  Rhinelander's extensive experience in management of engineering teams will help to lead Lycos in a strategic refocusing of its engineering resources.

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Rhinelander joins Lycos with over 18 years experience delivering publishing and advertising solutions for high-volume consumer media brands.  Most recently he served as VP of IT Architecture at CBS Interactive, delivering solutions in the areas of content personalization and optimization.  Prior to CBS Interactive, in the position of VP of Site Engineering at CNET Networks, he led more than one hundred engineers responsible for website publishing and delivery.  He holds an MBA in High Technology from Northeastern University.

"Ned Rhinelander is a tremendous addition to our team, bringing with him great experience and comprehension of our industry," said Rob Balazy, CEO of Lycos. "We were built upon a strong foundation of technology, with our talented engineering groups being the backbone of the company. Ned is the right person to cultivate these teams, allowing them to play to their assets and strengthening Lycos as a company."

Ybrant Digital's Global CTO, Yaniv Ben-Atia, added, "Ned's track record is a natural fit with Ybrant's technology aspirations, and I'm sure he will improve the way Lycos and Ybrant leverage their assets to provide exciting products and services globally."

"I am thrilled to join the team," said Rhinelander. "Lycos has known over the years how to keep evolving and adapting, making positive movements into key areas of digital media. I am excited to join the company in this time of change and am confident that Lycos will continue to innovate."

About Lycos, Inc.

Established in 1995, Lycos was founded as one of the first search engines. In stride with the changing Internet, Lycos has gone through propitious transformations, acquiring,, and, to build the established network that it is today.

Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts Lycos is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ybrant Digital, the end-to-end global digital marketing company. Ybrant Digital is headquartered in Hyderabad, India - it has a global presence with offices in 20 countries. For more information, visit: and

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