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2009-05-18 05:00:00

Deal Marries Dictionary.com's 35 Million Monthly Users With Addictionary Features To Create Powerful User Engagement Engine PARK CITY, Utah, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SpectrumDNA (OTC Bulletin Board: SPXA) has partnered with Dictionary.com, an operating business unit of IAC, to license its award-winning Addictionary, a SaaS (software-as-a-service) user-generated dictionary that lets people create their own words and definitions. Dictionary.com, the world's leading online provider of...

2009-04-08 07:00:00

54% of Americans Believe a Good Vocabulary is Crucial for Success; 44% Fake It When They Don't Know a Word's Meaning OAKLAND, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dictionary.com, the leading online dictionary, a service of Ask.com and an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), today announced a new, free application for the iPhone(TM) and iPod touch(R), available immediately through the Apple(R) App Store. The Dictionary.com app is the most comprehensive, up-to-date language...

2008-12-01 06:42:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Popular search site Ask.com, an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), today unveiled its Real Deal list of 2008's most popular searches, as determined by the millions of people who conducted billions of searches on Ask this year. With more than 70 million unique monthly searchers, the Ask network of sites is the 7th largest Internet property in the U.S., according to comScore Media Metrix (Oct. 2008). The full list is available at...

2008-07-03 12:00:27

OAKLAND, Calif., July 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ask.com (http://www.ask.com/), a leading search engine and wholly-owned business of IAC , today announced the completion of the previously announced agreement to acquire Lexico Publishing Group LLC, owner of Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, and Reference.com. The all-cash transaction was announced on May 15, 2008. "The combination of Lexico's strong growth and assets with Ask.com's industry-leading search experience significantly expands our...

2008-05-15 21:25:00

In a move to set itself apart from rival Google Inc., Internet reference firm Ask.com has announced its purchase of Lexico Publishing Group LLC.Ask made the acquisition, which includes Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com and Reference.com, in hopes of growing the user base to more than 145 million unduplicated monthly unique users (UUs) worldwide, an increase of 11%, according to March 2008 comScore data."I can't imagine a better home for Lexico sites than Ask.com, given its leadership in search...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.