Last I knew, Lycos search was powered by Ask.com.
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I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.
Who Powers Whom? Search Providers Chart - Search Engine Watch (SEW)
EDIT - http://www.gordonchoi.com/askcom-pow...earch-20061113 first para also confirms that Google did power the paid listings for a period of time
people are used to google, it would take forever to change what they're use to.
Didn't Yahoo already make their deal with the devil (errr Microsft)...
Microsoft-Yahoo Deal News - The New York Times
Competition is never bad, but what do you think the search engine share needs to be to make Bing/Yahoo relevant? 30% ? 50?