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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.