Information Please Press and Awards
Press and awards received since February 1998.
The Information Please family of almanacs has a reputation for accuracy, proven in print for more than fifty years. Since its debut in February 1998, infoplease.com has continued to live up to the legacy of its print counterparts, receiving recognition as an information resource both on the World Wide Web and in print.
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Surfing the Net with Kids
"It's an almanac. It's a dictionary. It's an encyclopedia. It's Information Please: one-stop shopping for all your information needs. This site integrates the various Information Please Almanacs (sports, entertainment and general knowledge) with Random House Webster's College Dictionary and the Columbia Encyclopedia. It can be navigated by the integrated search function, or you can browse the almanacs by navigating topics. Be sure to test out the fun and useful HotWords. Highlight any word on any Infoplease page, and then click the Hotwords button for a definition and links to related encyclopedia articles."
Yahoo! Internet Life
"The Internet itself often seems to resemble one big almanac, but it's nice to have a tried-and-true version of the form as a portable, stand-alone product. So the folks who have for years published the Information Please Almanac have put most of it online (meaning immediate Oscars and sports results, so you don't have to wait for the next print version to be released, sometime next year), along with tie-ins to current doings, dictionaries, quizzes, and more. It's faster to use than the print edition, it doesn't take up valuable comic-book room on your shelf, and, unlike most of the almanacs you probably have, it's been updated since the Carter administration."
"The Information Please Almanac product line has a long tradition of publishing reference materials comprising millions of useful and interesting facts. Now all it takes to look something up is a mouse click."
Internet Public Library
"The IPL Resource of the Week is chosen by the IPL staff on the basis of usefulness, content, style, and general coolness."
Baltimore Business Journal
"What is the currency of Nepal? This brand new website is intended to help you find answers to questions just like that. The site is an online encyclopedia started by Information Please, headquartered in Boston. The site was named recently by Yahoo! as its website pick of the week.
The Nepalese currency? The rupee."
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