posted a narrower-than-expected loss in the latest third quarter, citing strong momentum and growth from affiliations with companies like

America Online



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Excluding acquisition charges, the provider of Internet search services reported a loss of $10.7 million, or 22 cents a share, compared with a loss of $7.6 million, or 18 cents a share, a year ago. Three analysts polled by

First Call/Thomson Financial

expected a third-quarter loss of 33 cents.

Revenue for the quarter rose to $25.1 million from $8.4 million a year ago.