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2011-02-22 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Dictionary.com (www.dictionary.com), the leading online and mobile dictionary, announced its revamped homepage, featuring a new Spanish channel (spanish.dictionary.com). Accessible through the main site, Dictionary.com Spanish offers an immersive word discovery experience enabling users to explore and develop a greater command of Spanish. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110222/SF51460) The new Spanish channel offers...

2010-12-14 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Dictionary.com (www.dictionary.com), the leading online and mobile dictionary, announced that its mobile products have exceeded *20 million downloads, making it the world's most downloaded dictionary across iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry platforms. Demand for Dictionary.com apps - further evidenced by iTunes App Store's recent listing as the #2 free reference app for iPhone (#8 paid) and #3 for iPad for 2010 - is currently growing...

2010-09-30 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Dictionary.com (www.dictionary.com), the leading online and mobile dictionary, announced the launch of its API Developer Center (developer.dictionary.com), a user-friendly distribution channel for its easy to integrate open API. The Center demonstrates Dictionary.com's commitment to shaping the evolution of online, mobile and connected devices by providing 'information in the moment,' enabling developers to integrate its content and features...

2010-09-22 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- With the 2010 school year in full swing, Dictionary.com, the leading online and mobile dictionary, continues to be the number one back to school destination, offering new language-learning resources to students looking for long-term academic success, and giving away iPads. The back to school blitz embodies Dictionary.com's commitment to providing innovative word discovery techniques that give students an academic advantage in fun and engaging...

2009-12-21 07:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for holiday road trips and lazy Sunday mornings, Dictionary.com, the leading online dictionary and a service of Ask.com, an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), introduces Agent X Word(TM), the world's most intelligent crossword solving application. Agent X Word goes undercover to provide more than two million hints and answers for over 30,000 crossword puzzles updated daily. The app, which is compatible for...

2009-12-15 07:30:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Dictionary.com - the leading online dictionary and a service of Ask.com - an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI) - today announced that it has appointed Shravan Goli as President. Goli replaces Doug Leeds, who was named President, Ask.com-U.S., in October. He will report to Scott Garell, President, Ask Networks. In his new role, Goli will be responsible for leading the strategy and overall business for Dictionary.com. Goli has more than 16...

2009-10-23 16:51:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Ask.com, a leading search engine and an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), today announced that Doug Leeds has been promoted to President, Ask.com U.S. The Company also announced that Tony Gentile has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Product Management, Ask.com U.S. Leeds has been at Ask Networks since early 2006, holding various senior leadership positions - including most recently as President, Dictionary.com, and COO of...

2009-10-13 07:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Dictionary.com, the leading online dictionary and a service of Ask.com, an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), today announced the availability of its pocket English dictionary and thesaurus application for BlackBerry® smartphones, expanding Dictionary.com's addressable market to a potential 65 percent of U.S. smartphone users*. The free app, which optimizes the Dictionary.com experience for BlackBerry smartphones, is...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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