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ASK / GOOGLE Partnership for SERPs?

Search-Engines-Web.com [PersonRank 10]

Friday, February 29, 2008
12 years ago2,129 views

techcrunch.com/2008/02/29/ask- ...

alleyinsider.com/2008/2/iac__r ...

Teoma may finally not have been the Google-Killer it promised to be.
Google may be providing the organics

Ask was improving – but what will happen to all the programming.

Maybe it will become a Google Labs project

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The Ask insider who tipped off AlleyInsider.com:

<<There is indeed a big shakeup coming. A new Ask. Some think a reduction in workforce is likely. There are no sacred cows, Teoma may be sold or simply abandoned which is hundreds of engineers who work on the core search engine, in place of just using Google's search with our special brand of user interface.>>

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

A source quoted by Reuters now says the opposite:

<<Online search site Ask.com is not getting rid of its specialized search technology, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday, saying a blog report to that effect was incorrect.>>

Interesting:
<<Analysts cited a report in Silicon Alley Insider on Friday as one of several factors that led shares 7 percent lower in Ask.com's parent, IAC/InterActiveCorp.>>

reuters.com/article/technology ...

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