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Content Discovery Platform nRelate Inks Deal with CBS Interactive

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 03:30

NEW YORK, New York, September 5, 2012 – nRelate, a rapidly growing content discovery company and operating business of Ask.com, an IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) company, today announced a partnership with CBS Interactive. The deal will enable nRelate’s content discovery platform to provide targeted article recommendations to readers across the CBS Interactive network, and allow content owners to reach a larger audience.

This deal will place CBS Interactive properties, such as CNET, CBSNews.com and CBSSports.com in the nRelate publisher network, along with the planned addition of nearly three million handcrafted articles from the library of About.com, which Ask.com recently announced it intends to acquire. The two deals are expected to propel nRelate’s reach to almost three times its current size across a wide range of mainstream media, expert content and niche sites.  

“We are always looking for ways to deliver great content to our users that align with their interests,” said Zack Rogers, senior vice president, revenue operations, CBS Interactive. “nRelate’s platform not only gives us another channel to do that, but also expands advertising opportunities for brands that produce content.”

nRelate's content discovery platform provides about 50,000 high quality publishers with means to increase both traffic and user engagement through targeted article recommendations, as well as earn revenue when readers navigate to sponsored articles from nRelate content partners. The company’s publisher partners include a range of media organizations and bloggers in categories such as food, parenting, sports, technology and DIY. 

“The addition of CBS Interactive to our publisher network underscores the huge market opportunity around content discovery,” said Neil Mody, founder and CEO of nRelate. “The significant growth of our network in such a short amount of time is a testament to this model’s scalability for readers, traditional publishers, and any brand looking to maximize their investment in high-quality content.”

About nRelate
Founded in 2009, and acquired by Ask.com in 2012, nRelate's content recommendation platform helps thousands of publishers creating quality content in topic areas like food, parenting, DIY and technology increase traffic and revenue through targeted article recommendations. Through distribution on the nRelate publisher network, content marketers can reach audiences uniquely engaged with content they trust. More information is available at www.nrelate.com.

About Ask.com 
With more than 100 million global users, Ask.com is the leading online brand for questions and answers and an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI). Now available as a mobile service, Ask.com mobile apps have been downloaded more than two million times. More information is available at www.ask.com or http://blog.ask.com.

About IAC
IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) is a leading media and Internet company comprised of more than 150 brands and products, including Match.com, Ask.com, CollegeHumor, and CityGrid Media. Focused in the areas of Search, Personals, Local and Media, IAC's family of websites is one of the largest in the world, with nearly a billion monthly visits across more than 30 countries. The company is headquartered in New York City with offices in various locations throughout the U.S. and internationally. To view a full list of the companies of IAC, please visit our website at www.iac.com.

For further information: 
Jennifer Conway Dotted Line Communications for nRelate 
978-463-0289 
Jennifer@dottedlinecomm.com

Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com 
510-985-7427
suraya.akbarzad@ask.com

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