AskMeNow and Merriam-Webster Launch Mobile Dictionary

Easy access to dictionary via SMS

Feb 16, 2007 12:08 GMT  ·  By  · 

AskMeNow and America's leading publisher of print and electronic English language references, Merriam-Webster, announced the launch of a mobile dictionary. By sending a simple text message to ASKME (27563), customers can access the vast content of America's most trusted authority on the English language in the U.S. and Canada.

Customers can now easily access Merriam-Webster's comprehensive dictionaries and thesauruses, with added interactive features, such as Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day, which builds users' vocabulary one day at a time, and Merriam-Webster's Open Dictionary, which allows members to create and submit their own new words and definitions, all free of charge.

"Merriam-Webster is pleased to be working in tandem with AskMeNow," said James W. Withgott, Vice President and Associate Publisher of Merriam-Webster. "This partnership represents an exciting new way to utilize Merriam-Webster reference products, and offers a valuable new service to users."

Merriam-Webster will promote the service to its large database of email subscribers, who currently receive the word of the day, and will also feature it on its web site, visited by more than ten million unique visitors each month. AskMeNow will promote the availability of Merriam-Webster content and features throughout its website and on the answers to relevant queries from its users.

"AskMeNow not only gives users accurate answers, we also provide the branded content users want most," said Darryl Cohen, AskMeNow CEO. "Our partnership with Merriam-Webster is another unique brand name offering, which makes a definition, synonym or spelling only a text message away. Additionally, this partnership will help to create a significant database of customers that receive daily content through the AskMeNow SMS code, insuring a steady stream of advertising revenue for both companies."

In addition to the content provided by Merriam-Webster, customers will also have access to the full suite of AskMeNow services, which provides direct answers to virtually any question including 411, Weather, Directions, Sports Scores, Flights & Hotels, Horoscopes, Stock Quotes, Movie Times & Theatres, News, and Trivia.

Customers will be able to register at Merriam-Webster's or AskMeNow's website, or by texting a promotion code to ASKME (27563).

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