Ask Jeeves, a popular online search website, have purchased San Jose based Tukaroo, a search technology company. Tukaroo make desktop search software which could prove invaluable to Ask Jeeves. Google and Microsoft, two big players in the search arena, have both made gestures and announcements suggesting that the market is moving onto the desktop; Ask Jeeves' purchase of Tukaroo highlights this fact, and shows their determination to keep up with the big players.
Ask Jeeves intend to use the new software to allow seamless searching of content on the user's PC, and the wider internet. Steve Berkowitz, CEO of Ask Jeeves commented that they want to have an "end-to-end search experience across the desktop and the Internet".
Google, who recently filed for an IPO, is expected to relase a downloadable tool allowing you to search your PC and the web from your desktop. It's also expected that Microsoft will also add these features in their next OS release, code named Longhorn.
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