AskMeKnow has launched a new mobile alert service (aptly dubbed AlertMeNow) that pushes free mobile text alerts to users on a daily basis. Users can receive information from Merriam-Webster and Encyclopaedia Britannica (content companies AskMeNow has partnered with to boost its mobile search offer as well) in the form of Word of the Day snippets. Users can also subscribe to alerts related to a specific content category (pop music, trivia, TV and movie gossip, beauty and diet tips, recipes, dating secrets, jokes and sports trivia, news and stats.) Users can sign up for the alerts by texting to a shortcode or by registering online. AskMeNow intends to release additional dailies and event-sensitive alerts in the coming weeks to include stock quotes, horoscopes, weather forecasts, sports scores, news headlines, and more. (The idea - as AskMeNow CEO Darryl Cohen pointed out during a recent conf call - is to increase traffic, morph into a content provider/mobile search provider that can attract and monetize eyeballs and, ultimately, deliver targeted ads on top.