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Monday, February 27, 2006

No more Butler at Askjeeves.com

Yes, no more Butler Guy that you used to see at Askjeeves.com. They even dropped "jeeves" from their site. Its now simply "Ask.com" with a new interface.

Askjeeve a search engine was launched in 1996 where you could ask a question as if you were asking a human. "Jeeve" acted as a human. Spokesperson for Ask.com said that "Consumers today don't need help searching any more, they just want to find things faster. Jeeves just doesn't represent the brand today."

Personally I never became a fan of Ask.com, however I use their Bloglines. I think they realize now that they need to compete heavily with Google.

Ask.com now has several search tools including advanced search, currency conversion, mobile content.

Ask.com is a unit of IAC/InterActiveCorp that also owns the following properties:

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