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Ask.com Seeks Makeover As Women's Site  (View post)

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, March 5, 2008
11 years ago4,265 views

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Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The comments are very funny:
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Above 2 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

David Saunders [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

What a brilliant idea

david

Charlotte NC

Bill Mac [PersonRank 9]

11 years ago #

Well, that was a silly waste of everyone's time. "Ask.com: the search engine people WANT to succeed, but which chooses failure anyway."

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

ask.com seems to be heading to the the deadpool.. ..!!

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I guess they want to bring it down to sell it for cheap.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Guess they won't be able to re-use the old commercials for their new audience...

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Blacksmith [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

How could they expect any married women looking for help managing their lives to use a search engine with the "chicks with swords" commercials?

Andy Wong [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

One step backward to a corner. Ask.com.

Who can stop Google from being monopoly?

Actually Google has become monopoly in many fields, firstly in Search.

Being monopoly is legal and ethical. Exploiting new markets through monopoly position in another market may be challenged by fair trade authorities. However, not like bundling applications to MS Windows, attaching new web applications to Google Universe can hardly be challenged, as nobody can demand running non-Google applications in Google Universe.

So be it. Google Universe will continue to expand.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Some examples of illegal as well as legal monopolies:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monopoly ...

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #


Barry Diller to be replaced at IAC next week ?? any1 has further info ?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Apparently, the reports were partially incorrect:

<<According to Ask.com spokesperson Nicholas Graham, nothing could be further from the truth. "The idea that we're going to become a women's site is just plain wrong. We know that a sizable group of our core user base is women, and we know they come to us for a certain kind of search: to get answers, often in areas of reference, health and entertainment," Graham said. "We recognize that we can't be all things to all people, so we're focusing on our core group of users. We want to build up the kinds of answers those users are looking for, while at the same time remain a strong search site," he said. >>

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Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

(Added an update.)

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