Lexico Publishing Acquired By

Lexico Publishing Group, a Long Beach-based firm that operates the,, and web sites, has been acquired by search provider, in an all-cash deal. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. said that Lexico helps expand the firm's monthly unique visitors by 15.6M. Ask said that Lexico is profitbale, and has been seeing high double digit growth for the past two years. Lexico was founded in 1995 by Brian Kariger and Daniel Fierro. is an operating unit of IAC.