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The future of

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
7 years ago6,252 views ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

They will not do search engineering anymore.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

And their results pages have many more ads than they used to. It's the end of the road for Ask as an interesting service.

For a time, Ask was both agile and capable. Microsoft should have bought them then, instead of dallying with Yahoo.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

<<< I wanted to share some difficult news made known to our employees today. will close our offices in Edison, N.J. and Hangzhou, China effective over the next several months. >>>

and later

<<< Unfortunately, this absolute focus means that we need to stop investing in things outside of providing users with the best answers, including making the huge capital investment required to support algorithmic web search development. >>>

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