Buys paid 100 million dollars for, and All three companies are part of a Lexico Publishing Group.

If you ever searched for a word in Google before 2005, you actually searched After 2005 Google started using as an online encyclopedia and dictionary. is actually the old Gurunet, an online encyclopedia with 4 million entries today, drawn from 180 reference books, free Wikipedia articles and in-house written materials.

According to’s the three newly acquired companies, and receives three times more page views than and will stay as stand-alone services

Via: Google Blogoscoped

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