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HotBot was one of the early Internet search engines and was launched in May 1996 as a service of Wired Magazine. Acquired by Terra Lycos in 1998, HotBot provides the ability to search using the top three search providers on the Internet, Inktomi, Google and Teoma.

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The HotBot Deskbar allows users to search the internet from the Microsoft Windows taskbar, as well as the ability to search files on the users own hard drive. Other features include an alarm, search shortcuts, online calendar and a calculator. The HotBot Deskbar is based on Dave's Quick Search Deskbar.

During March 2004, Lycos made available the HotBot Desktop, a toolbar for the Internet Explorer browser that enables users to search both the web and their own hard drive from the browser window.

It also offers the ability to search the browser history, e-mail files and RSS feeds.

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