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IAC/InterActiveCorp Launches

Monday, March 21, 2005 - 05:01

IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI) announced today it has launched (, the first online gift shopping resource dedicated to helping people find the perfect gift for any occasion. uses the power of the Internet to make it easier than ever before to give everyone gifts they will love ... gifts that are tailored to their interests, hobbies and personalities. also has one of the Internet's most comprehensive collections of interactive, personalized services that help consumers organize themselves so they can plan for and remember all gift giving occasions.

For the first time, consumers can create their own go-to hub for year-round gift giving supported by's proprietary gift finding technology. features an exceptional collection of organizational tools to assist with the gifting process, including: the ability to save profiles of loved ones and business colleagues, personalized gifting event calendars, auto email reminders and wish lists. Through a unique combination of editorial sourcing and personality-based gift finding technology, consumers can access relevant, unbiased product ideas to find the perfect gift for anyone. Gift ideas, sourced by's panel of experts, range from popular to unique and include personalized and experiential gift choices.

"Gift giving can be a daunting process for both the avid and challenged gifter," said William Lynch, President and CEO of "Our goal is simply to turn gift giving into an easier, more pleasurable experience for consumers." Added Lynch, "We believe will generate significant incremental demand for our merchant partners by exposing their quality merchandise to an audience eager for gift ideas and ready to make a purchase."

To ensure an ever-changing array of both popular and unexpected gift choices, anticipates signing agreements with hundreds of tier-one merchant partners and has already begun working with Sharper Image, Orvis, Vermont Teddy Bear, Mrs. Fields, Lake Champlain Chocolates,, SpaFinder, and J&R Music World, among many others. is the latest company from IAC's Interactive Development unit, the mandate of which is to explore a broad range of ideas for new online businesses and to commercially launch the very best of them. senior management includes a seasoned team of ecommerce leaders, including: William Lynch, CEO, formerly Vice President and General Manager, Web Marketing and eCommerce for Palm Inc; Leigh Zarelli, Vice President, Product Management and Strategy, formerly Senior Director, Interactive Development at IAC/InterActiveCorp, and Sasha Norkin, Vice President, Business Development, formerly Director, Global Direct Business Development and Marketing at palmOne. is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

About is a premier gift shopping hub, offering consumers a suite of interactive, personalized services that enable them to be better, more organized gift givers. combines editorial sourcing with its proprietary personality-based gift finder to deliver the most relevant and unbiased gift options available, ranging from popular and trendy to unique and unexpected. is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI).

About IAC/InterActiveCorp

IAC operates leading and diversified businesses in sectors being transformed by the internet, online and offline ... our mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. To view a full list of the companies of IAC please visit our website at


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