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Fireball closing?

Fireball closing?

With reference to company circles, the rumor is currently buzzing through the Internet that the Fireball Susch machine will have to give up in the next few weeks. Parent company Lycos wants to concentrate on the main portal from this point onwards.

The actual search engine should be retained to us as much as possible to an extent that is still unknown, but the company will be dissolved. Most of the 16 employees, 14 to be more precise, will do their work directly at Lycos in the future. Confirmation or denial is pending, but a firsthand source should be fairly reliable. The change in direction in mid-2001 to fewer portal functions but a better search index fits in with this.