Search engine company Lycos has won a patent on a technology it developed for searching and indexing information from the Web.
The technology, widely used by other search sites, uses automated robots or ?spiders? that scour the Internet collecting targeted information from millions of Web sites.
Owning the patent will give Lycos the option of collecting royalties from competitors that use the technology, helping to strengthen its position in the portal market.
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The observations were made using the Atacama Array in the Chilean desert