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Ask and You Shall Receive

Ask has changed its image lately and added some new tools. The butler was killed off in favor of a new, clean interface (as stated in my last post) with only a Search Tools panel on the right side separating it from Google’s clean interface. Also, now when you do ...

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Ask Kills Butler with Candlestick in the Boardroom

Well, the butler did it, or apparently didn’t do it according to Ask. Formerly, AskJeeves.com is now just Ask. Well, just ask, Ask. The butler couldn’t cut the mustard (or Colonel Mustard), so he finally got the ax. Ask, has a whole new cleaner interface now with a fresh new ...

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AskJeeves Upgrades Desktop Search – Gets Personal

The Little Engine That Could, AskJeeves has upgraded their desktop search application. One of the most interesting aspects of this upgrade is not the upgrade itself but how they define search on the desktop versus search on the web. According to Jeeves, search on the web involves some sort of ...

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AskJeeves Tells Advertisers Yes in August

AskJeeves is rolling out its keyword-based advertiser program on Monday, August 1, 2005 in the first move to break away from a dependence upon Google ads for revenue. Even though the Ask network receives 70-percent of the revenue from the Google ads displayed upon the AskJeeves pages, the extra 30-percent ...

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AskJeeves Puts the Excitement Back in Excite

AskJeeves takes an early summer vacation and buys Excite Europe in an effort to expand its overseas operations. AskJeeves had previously bought the U. S. Excite counterpart in March 2004. Excite is a well-known brand name in the search arena, opening its doors in 1995. According to the AskJeeves press ...

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AskJeeves Cuts Ads to Aid in Customer Satisfaction

According to an article in MyWay, AskJeeves’ Chief Executive Steve Berkowitz announced that his search engine will be cutting the amount of ads it shows atop the results pages by 31-percent. The report also states, “The company’s tests show that a smaller number of ads boosts the frequency with which ...

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Don’t AskJeeves, Ask Barry: Diller Drives New Acquisition

U. S. media mogul and entrepreneur, Barry Diller is acquiring AskJeeves search engine for $1.85 billion according to the BBC News Online and the LA Times. Diller heads up IAC/InterActive, which is 10 times the size of AskJeeves and owns other popular properties such as Expedia.com, CitySearch.com, Hotels.com, TicketMaster.com and ...

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Ask Jeeves Tells Lycos Yes to Being Their Provider

In the department of “Where are they now?” Lycos has reared its head to announce that they have selected AskJeeves to supply them with search technology, replacing the Yahoo Inktomi technology they are currently using. Lycos, which was once one of the big powerhouse search engines, has in recent years ...

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AskJeeves Buy BlogLines Lining Up to Become Major Player

AskJeeves has bought BlogLines.com, which is a comprehensive, integrated service for searching, subscribing, publishing and sharing news feeds, blogs, and rich Web content. The services is similar to Google’s Blogger.com so the “No search engine left behind” agenda continues. While AskJeeves tends to be a follower, rather than a leader, ...

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AskJeeves Blog Busts Through

Like other blogs before it, AskJeeves has busted into the blogging arena. Erik Collier, Data Engineering Manager, has posted the first of many blog articles (blarticles?) giving a little history of AskJeeves and talking about the company’s recent move to downtown Oakland, California. Included in the blarticle are photos of ...

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