Ask.com Mobile Wins Best Mobile Site for the 11th Annual Webby Awards Ask Mobile Also Honored With People's Voice Award

Selected Amongst Winners by the Public after more than 400,000 Votes Cast



    OAKLAND, Calif., May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Webby Awards, the leading
 international honor for the Web, today named Ask Mobile
 (http://mobile.ask.com) the Best Mobile Site of 2007. In addition to the
 prestigious Webby Award, Ask Mobile was chosen as the People's Voice winner
 by the voting public.
     "The Webby Awards honors the outstanding work that is setting the
 standards for the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director
 of The Webby Awards. "Ask.com Mobile's Winner selection is a testament to
 the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators."
     Since launching in October 2006, Ask Mobile has generated positive
 feedback and accolades from press and users, and was recently noted as a
 top mobile site by dotMobi, the leading provider of Internet addresses
 designed specifically for mobile phones. Designed to minimize keystrokes,
 increase navigability on small displays and accelerate page loads, Ask
 Mobile offers a special interface and search tools to help searchers find
 what they are looking for faster.
     "Winning both the Webby and the People's Voice is double confirmation
 that we are truly delivering useful and innovative products," said Doug
 Leeds, vice president of product management of Ask.com. "Mobile is
 increasingly becoming an important access point for searches, and we are
 extremely proud of the success of our mobile offering."
     Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" 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
 and Mobile Websites. The awards are judged by the International Academy of
 Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization that includes Harvey
 Weinstein, Arianna Huffington, Matt Groening, Jamie Oliver, Internet
 inventor Vinton Cerf, and RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser. The 11th Annual
 Webby Awards received a record 8,000 entries from over 60 countries and all
 50 states.
     Founded in 1996, The Webby Awards is known worldwide for its famous
 five-word speeches.
     About Ask Mobile
     Ask Mobile (http://mobile.ask.com), launched in October 2006, has been
 touted for its unique interface which eliminates the search box from the
 home page and instead provides links to key search services to minimize
 keystrokes and increase navigability on small displays. In addition, Ask
 Mobile utilizes Skweezer technology that "skweezes" Web pages to present
 content in a format that is easier to view and navigate on small displays
 and increases download speed. Ask Mobile allows more access to Web content
 by allowing pages to load that would otherwise be too memory-intensive for
 most mobile devices and helps searchers find what they are looking for
 faster.
     About Ask.com
     A leading search engine on the Web, Ask.com combines world-class search
 technology with one-of-a-kind search tools to help people get what they are
 looking for faster. Ask.com sites include Ask.com US (http://www.Ask.com),
 Ask.com Deutschland, Ask.com Espana, Ask.com France, Ask.com Italia,
 Ask.com Japan, Ask.com Nederlands and Ask.com UK. Additionally, Ask.com
 syndicates its search technology and advertising units to a network of
 affiliate partners. Ask.com is a division of IAC Search & Media, a
 wholly-owned business of IAC (Nasdaq:   IACI). Ask.com b-roll footage is
 available at www.thenewsmarket.com/ask.
     About The Webby Awards
     Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" 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,
 and Mobile Websites. Established in 1996, the 11th Annual Webby Awards
 received a record 8,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries
 worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of
 Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards
 include: Adobe; The Creative Group; Verizon; AOL Video; dotMobi; The
 Barbarian Group; CondeNast|CondeNet; Level3; Adweek; Fortune; Reuters;
 Variety; Wired; IDG: Brightcove; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net;
 KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.
     About the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS)
     The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences is dedicated to
 the creative, technical, and professional progress of the internet and
 interactive media. The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization
 that includes over 500 members consisting of leading experts in a diverse
 range of fields, such as Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, business
 guru and author Tom Peters, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, fashion
 designer Max Azria, "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening and Real Networks CEO
 Rob Glaser. The Webby Awards and The International Academy of Digital Arts
 and Sciences are registered trademarks of International Data Group. For
 more information, visit www.iadas.net.
 
 

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