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Dictionary.com Opens Its API And IP With Nook Color, Hopes To Define Dictionary Functions

November 1st, 2010 11:31 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Barnes & Noble’s new Nook Color e-reader, on which our opinions at CrunchGear are divided, represents the first major application of Dictionary.com’s new API tools. They launched them late last month, and I just spoke with Dictionary.com’s President, Shravan Goli, about their approach to modernizing the centuries-old market of providing definitions.

It’s a difficult proposition, and one that is being faced by a number of free or almost-free services out there. People won’t pay to have unfamiliar words defined for them, yet here is Dictionary.com, a thriving business. It’s one of the situations on the new web where monetizing seems to result directly from authority.

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