Ask Jeeves

Ask.com (originally known as Ask Jeeves) is a question answering-focused web search engine founded in 1996 by Garrett Gruener and David Warthen in Berkeley, California. The original software was implemented by Gary Chevsky from his own design. Warthen, Chevsky, Justin Grant, and others built the early AskJeeves.com website around that core engine. In late 2010, facing insurmountable competition from Google, the company outsourced its web search technology and returned to its roots as a question and answer site. Douglas Leeds was elevated from president to CEO in 2010.Ask.com is noted for a malware-like toolbar that can be surreptitiously bundled in with legitimate program installations.
Posts about Ask Jeeves
  • Everything you need to know about natural language search

    … Search engines like Google, Bing and others are making efforts to bring searching for information in line with everyday conversation with a type of search called ‘natural language search’. This development is a move away from the type of searching that has dominated the web since the advent of search engines in the 1990s. It is part…

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  • Rob Kerry on the future of search: 2016 and beyond

    … of the reasons why people are starting to phrase their search queries differently. For an increasing number of people, search no longer a set of disconnected keywords but a conversation, and searches are becoming longer and more specific as a result. The return of Ask Jeeves: natural language search queries Remember Ask Jeeves? The 1996 search engine which…

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