IAC Acquires Tutor.com

IAC has acquired Tutor.com, an online service that matches students with educational professionals who help with everything from high-school algebra to advanced physics. The Web site will join an IAC trove of online properties that include Dictionary.com, CollegeHumor.com, About.com, and lucrative dating services like Match.com and OKCupid.com.

IAC is the latest media company to get into the burgeoning field of digital learning. News Corporation has beefed up its fledgling education division, called Amplify, led by Joel I. Klein, a former New York City Schools chancellor. Disney, Discovery Communications and Comcast’s NBCUniversal have also invested in digital education tools for K-12 classrooms.

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