Definition of infomediary in English:

infomediary

noun

  • An Internet company that gathers and links information on particular subjects on behalf of commercial organizations and their potential customers.

    • ‘Long ago, we made a shift from intermediary to infomediary, enabling us to take advantage of our place in the middle.’
    • ‘The most significant attempts at providing user privacy in this arena have been centered around the use of infomediaries.’
    • ‘These advantages have given new life to the information content business and created the opportunities for a new breed of infomediaries - essentially packagers of information.’
    • ‘‘We are not a merchant, we are an infomediary, an agent of the merchants, whether they be brick-and-mortar or virtual,’ explains Misunas.’
    • ‘Already we have seen the rise of a new type of middleman: the infomediary.’
    • ‘Where mediated costs were traditionally tied to the movement of physical assets, the arrival of the Internet economy provided new infomediaries with the opportunity to gain real power from information assets.’
    • ‘The Review adds that in recent years, there has been a considerable growth of infomediaries, which are creating marketplaces, and exchanges for transportation services.’
    • ‘The company has redefined its role from being a directory publisher to being an information-provider and an intermediary that brings buyers and sellers together - thus infomediary.’
    • ‘So you become more than an infomediary; you become a facilitator,’ he pointed out.’

Origin

1980s: after intermediary.

Pronunciation

infomediary

/ˌɪnfoʊˈmidiˌɛri//ˌinfōˈmēdēˌerē/