That he did rally from the USA setback owes much to Davis the entrepreneur, as well as the vagaries of the internet world.
Prior to the USA Networks deal, all that Davis touched turned to internet gold
Prior to the USA Networks deal, all that Davis touched turned to internet gold. In a series of canny acquisitions and smart alliances, he transformed Lycos from being just another search engine group into one of the web's most valuable properties.
It was done through a vision of the internet as simply another medium through which to attract the largest possible audience and extract the maximum commercial returns. And by cleverly guessing what visitors to the internet wanted - interaction, community and service - Davis was able ...