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March 21, 2005

I Read The News Today, Oh Boy

Jeeves and IAC

Gee, anyone hear any interesting news today?!

Obviously, there's not much we can share at this point. Suffice to say the AJ team is incredibly excited about the opportunity to develop more great products for our users, faster. Look out world.

Here are some of the highlights from the IAC press release.

"The combined companies will continue building Ask Jeeves as one of the great brands on the Internet by:

   *  continuing Ask Jeeves’ growth trajectory by applying IAC’s proven experience in brand management and marketing, as well as through investment in distribution, R&D, technology and infrastructure, and international markets...

   *  promoting the Ask Jeeves search box on every IAC site, exposing 44 million unique users per month to the Ask Jeeves brand…

'Ask Jeeves is a pioneer in search and has grown to become one of the leading search providers through advanced technology and a suite of brands that are differentiated by both value proposition and delivery,' said Steve Berkowitz, CEO of Ask Jeeves, Inc. 'Joining IAC will enable us to play on a much larger field. We are excited about the opportunity to serve as the connection between IAC’s constellation of leading online properties to share users and content. Ask Jeeves will now be in an even stronger position to aggressively grow market share.'”

There's lots of news going around about the deal, but our personal favorite was making the Drudge Report. Albeit, underneath the polar bears:


It was also amusing to see blog postings such as "IAC acquires Bloglines". Yes, it is one of our prized assets. Mr. Diller hearts it too.

We'll have more news as we get it….

Jim Lanzone

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Very cool guys!

The search industry is never boring in my opinion. I am sure it is exciting to get bought out for $1.85 billion dollars. I think I might like to try it some time....

Posted by: Nathan Enns | Mar 22, 2005 2:10:37 AM

May I say bravo! 42 million Jeeves users. 44 million IAC users. An Ask search box on every IAC site. Jim, I would rephrase the "Look out World", to "Look out Google". Finally you guys will be able to compete on a level playing field. Outstanding move.

Posted by: MUSCLE13 | Mar 22, 2005 12:33:39 PM

Just don't stop innovating, and focus more on the user experience.

Posted by: Jason | Mar 22, 2005 3:01:54 PM

Sounds great, guys! We've been talking about you in webmaster forums like here

Let's rock the search engine world!


Posted by: Site Tutor Web Development | Mar 26, 2005 1:59:43 PM

Now they are getting rid of Jeeves as a brand, oh lala!

Posted by: Uncover China | Sep 29, 2005 4:34:33 PM

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