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2011-04-19 12:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IGN Entertainment, the leading Internet media and services provider focused on the video game and entertainment enthusiasts markets, today announced that it will host a professional gaming tournament featuring the runaway hit Starcraft® II: Wings of Liberty(TM) from Activision's Blizzard Entertainment. IGN will bring together 16 of the top-ranked Starcraft II players in a search for the best players in North America. The...

2011-04-05 11:56:00

NEW YORK, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, today announced the launch of Monkey Quest, an adventure-packed, virtual world and massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) featuring console-quality game play. Designed for kids and families, Monkey Quest allows players to customize their own monkey avatar and set off on exciting adventures to explore mysterious lands, battle monsters, and discover the secrets of the lost Monkey King - all...

2011-03-01 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO and LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VerticalResponse, Inc. (http://www.verticalresponse.com), a leading provider of self-service email marketing, online survey and direct mail solutions for small businesses, and vBulletin (http://www.vbulletin.com), the most powerful community software, today announced a product integration giving customers the ability to access VerticalResponse directly from their vBulletin accounts. The integration of VerticalResponse...

2011-02-22 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO and SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IGN Entertainment, the leading Internet media and services provider focused on the video game and entertainment enthusiasts markets, has signed on video technology company FreeWheel to effectively manage its advertising business and monetize its digital video content. FreeWheel's technology will allow IGN to maximize revenue by offering more impactful ads across multiple syndication channels. Currently, IGN is ranked...

2010-09-20 17:01:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, last Friday witnessed what could be the first organized mass cyber protest on the Internet, which targeted the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The RIAA and MPAA had contracted with an Indian software company to shut down free file-sharing sites such as The Pirate Bay, driving users of the popular 4chan user group to call on its...

2010-05-04 13:31:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- After a record-breaking number of votes, the people have spoken: IGN's The Daily Fix and Host Jessica Chobot scored the coveted Webby People's Voice Award in the category of Best Reality/Variety Host in the 14th Annual Webby Awards! Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video...

2010-04-19 09:43:00

RESTON, Va., April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- comScore, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its monthly analysis of U.S. Web activity at the top-growing properties and site categories for March 2010 based on data from the comScore Media Metrix service. Automaker discounts and incentives compelled millions of Americans to visit auto manufacturer sites to seek information and investigate possible purchases. Political news and information sites...

2010-01-26 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The staff at IGN.com (http://www.ign.com), the leading videogames media outlet, today announced that it has rallied the gaming and entertainment industries to aid Haiti in its time of need. The webathon, called "IGN for Haiti," will be broadcast on Ustream beginning at 9 a.m. PST on Wednesday, January 27, 2010. Visitors to the "IGN for Haiti" landing page can make donations to Habitat for Humanity or can visit the IGN for Haiti eBay page directly to...

2010-01-21 10:15:00

RESTON, Va., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- comScore, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its monthly analysis of U.S. Web activity at the top-growing properties and site categories for December 2009 based on data from the comScore Media Metrix service. Americans continued to flock to Retail sites in December as the online holiday shopping season reached a crescendo, while holiday festivities caused a surge in traffic to Flowers/Gifts/Greetings...

2010-01-21 11:17:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading videogames Web site IGN.com and HDFILMS INC. - whose president Jace Hall is the Executive Producer behind the hit ABC television show V: The Series - have partnered to bring Season 3.0 of The Jace Hall Show exclusively to IGN.com. The move marks the latest in a series by IGN to align with major entertainment brands to broaden its appeal among mainstream audiences. Described as Curb Your Enthusiasm meets Attack of the Show, The Jace Hall Show...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'