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Ask offers ability to dress up Jeeves

Ask offers ability to dress up Jeeves

By 22 January 2010

If you really have nothing else to do this Friday afternoon, then you can head over to the Ask Jeeves search engine homepage and play around with costume options for a middle-aged man. With the boast of 100,000 different outfit combinations, Ask says... >>

Ask.com brings back Jeeves

Ask.com brings back Jeeves

By 20 April 2009

Ask.com has brought back Jeeves the butler to its online search engine service after 3 years in retirement. The search engine has given the character a Framestore, 3D makeover stating that users of the site missed his "friendly, human touch". Jeeves was... >>

Search site Ask gets facelift

Search site Ask gets facelift

By 6 October 2008

It dropped it's iconic butler at the beginning of 2006, and has since added new applications to its search website, but Ask has now opted for a complete rehaul in a bid to gain fans. The team behind the search engine, which is up against the likes of... >>

Ask.com buys dictionary sites

Ask.com buys dictionary sites

By 6 July 2008

Ask.com has now bought the reference websites, dictionary.com and thesaurus.com. The web search company, which is part of IAC or InterActiveCorp, has closed an all-cash deal to acquire Lexico Publishing Group LLC, which owns both of the sites. California-based... >>

Ask.com rebranded for married, American mothers?

Ask.com rebranded for married, American mothers?

By 5 March 2008

CNN reports that in a "dramatic about-face", Ask.com is quitting its attempts to outshine search leader Google and will instead focus on a narrower market, specifically married women looking for help managing their lives. The new direction for the company,... >>

AskEraser launched to protect online surfers' privacy

AskEraser launched to protect online surfers' privacy

By 11 December 2007

Ask.com is claiming to be the first ever search engine to provide its users with privacy controls over their online searches. Ask Eraser allows users to delete their search activity by erasing all future search queries and associated cookie information... >>

Microsoft announces new online privacy principles

Microsoft announces new online privacy principles

By 23 July 2007

Following hot on the heels of Google's recent announcement that their PREF cookies will now expire after 2 years, Microsoft has announced an enhanced set of privacy principles for Live Search and online advertising data collection, use and protection.... >>

Ask.com gets a 3D re-vamp

Ask.com gets a 3D re-vamp

By 5 June 2007

Ask.com, the fourth most popular search engine in the US, is undergoing a major revamp to try and catch Google up. On a very similar theme to Google's recent announcement about moving towards the "Google Universal Search" where multimedia results will... >>

Ask.com asks users to Challenge Ask for big prizes

Ask.com asks users to Challenge Ask for big prizes

By 27 November 2006

Ask.com, the search engine, has launched a new instant online search and win mechanic, "Challenge Ask". In what seems like a blatant attempt to encourage people to use the site more, every time logged in members search for something they are entered into... >>

Ask.com launch exclusive cricket site for summer tour

Ask.com launch exclusive cricket site for summer tour

By 24 May 2006

For cricket fans who can't get enough of the sport, Ask.com has launched a dedicated website as part of its official partnership with the England Cricket Team. The website, www.ask.com/cricket, offers competitions and exclusive content, like player videos,... >>


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