2015.07.30 8-K

Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
July 29, 2015
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Item 1.01.    Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On July 29, 2015, Blucora, Inc.’s subsidiary, InfoSpace LLC (“InfoSpace”) and Microsoft Online, Inc. (“Microsoft”) entered into Amendment No. 1 (the “Framework Amendment”) to the Microsoft Advertising Publisher Business Framework Agreement (the “Framework Agreement”) dated August 1, 2014, Amendment No. 1 (the “Paid Services Amendment”) to the Paid Services Schedule to the Framework Agreement dated August 1, 2014 (the “Paid Services Schedule”) and Amendment No. 1 (the “Bing API Amendment”) to the Bing Search API Services Schedule to the Framework Agreement dated June 1, 2015 (the “Bing API Schedule”). The Framework Amendment, the Paid Services Amendment and the Bing API Amendment are referred to herein as the “Amendments” and the Amendments together with the Framework Agreement, Paid Services Schedule and the Bing API Schedule are referred to herein as the “Microsoft Agreements.”
Under the terms of the Microsoft Agreements, InfoSpace will display paid search listings from Microsoft on certain of InfoSpace’s owned and operated search websites, as well as certain websites operated by InfoSpace’s distribution partners, and will receive a percentage of the revenue, if any, that Microsoft collects from such paid search listings.
The Microsoft Agreements include varying exclusivity provisions, pursuant to which InfoSpace is required to display Microsoft’s paid search listings. The nature and extent of these provisions depend upon the geographic region involved, the user’s device type, and Infospace’s existing placement obligations.
The Microsoft Agreements also provide that InfoSpace may use algorithmic search results from Bing subject to a fee payable under certain circumstances as set forth in the Microsoft Agreements.
The foregoing description is a summary, does not purport to be a complete description of the Amendments, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Agreements, copies of which will be attached as an exhibit to Blucora’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the third fiscal quarter of 2015. Blucora intends to submit a confidential treatment request to the Securities and Exchange Commission in accordance with its rules, requesting that the Company be permitted to redact certain portions of the Microsoft Agreements.

Item 7.01.    Regulation FD Disclosure
On July 30, 2015, Blucora issued a press release announcing the execution of an agreement with Microsoft. A copy of that press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits
Press Release Dated July 30, 2015


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
/s/ Mark A. Finkelstein
Mark A. Finkelstein
Chief Legal & Administrative Officer and Secretary
July 30, 2015


Exhibit No
Press Release Dated July 30, 2015