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2009-01-22 15:00:00

LAS COLINAS, Texas, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Handango Inc., the leading provider of multi-platform smartphone content globally, today announced the promotion of Alex Bloom from vice president of content and international to CEO and president, succeeding current CEO and president Bill Stone, effective February 1, 2009. "Alex is a true wireless veteran with a vast amount of experience in the industry. From leading Verizon's content and programming to cutting the first WAP deals at GTE to...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'