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Jeeves Retires

After nearly a decade of service, Jeeves is retiring from his duties at the search engine, which will assume the long used but little promoted name 'Ask.' After nearly a decade of service, Jeeves is retiring from his duties at the search engine, which will assume the long used but little promoted name 'Ask.' 0 Comments

Happy Birthday, Ask Jeeves!

Ask Jeeves, an online question answering service that has gradually morphed into a search engine, officially launched its site six years ago. Ask Jeeves, an online question answering service that has gradually morphed into a search engine, officially launched its site six years ago. 0 Comments

Overture To Buy FAST Web Search Division

Overture announced its intention today to purchase a second crawler-based search engine in as many weeks, that owned by FAST. The company operates the AllTheWeb.com web site and provides results to other search engines such as Lycos.com. Overture announced its intention today to purchase a second crawler-based search engine in as many weeks, that owned by FAST. The company operates the AllTheWeb.com web site and provides results to other search engines such as Lycos.com. 0 Comments

Ask Jeeves: Asking Questions To Give You Answers

One of the biggest problems that search services face is the fact that people often search too broadly. For example, they enter something like "travel" and then expect relevant results. One of the biggest problems that search services face is the fact that people often search too broadly. For example, they enter something like "travel" and then expect relevant results. 0 Comments

Ask Jeeves: Asking Questions To Give You Answers

One of the biggest problems that search services face is the fact that people often search too broadly. For example, they enter something like "travel" and then expect relevant results. Travel what? Travel agents? Places to book airline tickets? Travel guides? If a search engine could talk, it would ask these questions in order to understand exactly what a person is seeking. Enter Ask Jeeves. The service does an impressive job of getting people to what they want by asking questions One of the biggest problems that search services face is the fact that people often search too broadly. For example, they enter something like "travel" and then expect relevant results. Travel what? Travel agents? Places to book airline tickets? Travel guides? If a search engine could talk, it would ask these questions in order to understand exactly what a person is seeking. Enter Ask Jeeves. The service does an impressive job of getting people to what they want by asking questions 0 Comments