Blucora Inc was founded in 1996 and incorporated in the state of Delaware. The Company was named InfoSpace, Inc. prior to a name change in June 2012. The Company operates as a diverse group of Internet businesses. The Company operates in three segments; Search, Tax Preparation, and E-Commerce. The Company's Search segment is the InfoSpace business; its Tax Preparation segment is the TaxACT business; and its E-Commerce segment is the Monoprice business. Its search business, InfoSpace, provides search services to distribution partners' web properties as well as to its owned and operated web properties. It also distributes aggregated search content through its owned and operated websites, such as Dogpile.com and WebCrawler.com; it also has license rights to certain search products and services, including both non-paid and paid search links. Its Search Customer agreements are with Google and Yahoo!; its partners for distribution of online search services include software application providers, web portals, and internet service providers. Its primary focus for the Search business is on improving the search services offered to its end users, growing end users, maintaining current distribution partners, and adding new distribution partners for its search services. The Company's tax preparation business consists of the operations of TaxACT, Inc. ("TaxACT"), which the Company acquired on January 31, 2012, and provides online tax preparation service for individuals, tax preparation software for individuals and professional tax preparers, and ancillary services. Its TaxACT business's basic federal tax preparation online software service is "free for everyone," meaning that any taxpayer can use the services to e-file his or her federal income return without paying for upgraded services and may do so for every form that the IRS allows to be e-filed. Its software allows professional tax preparers to file individual returns for their clients. Its primary focus for the TaxACT business is on enhancements to the customer experience for tax preparation services and products, including expanding its product offerings, retaining current tax preparation customers, and attracting new customers. Its e-commerce business consists of the operations of Monoprice, Inc. ("Monoprice"), which it acquired on August 22, 2013, and provides self-branded electronics and accessories to both consumers and businesses. It offers products for sale through the www.monoprice.com website, where the E-Commerce revenue is derived, and fulfills orders from its warehouse in Rancho Cucamonga, California; and also sells products through distributor, reseller, and marketplace agreements. It has developed an efficient product cost structure that is enabled by a direct import supply chain solution that eliminates traditional layers of mark-ups imposed by intermediaries. Its focus for the E-Commerce business is on increasing the number of orders through existing and new consumer and business customers, product category expansion and diversification, revenue expansion into new geographic areas, and continuing to build brand recognition by providing unparalleled value and exceptional customer experience. The Company faces competition from Intuit's TurboTax and H&R Block's products and services, as well as faces competition from its distribution partners for internet users. The Company faces governmental regulation in all of its businesses. The Company's business is subject to laws and regulations relating to how it conducts operations and anticipate that additional applicable laws and regulations will be enacted in the future.