Jeeves to retire this month

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The iconic mascot of Ask.com, Jeeves the butler, will be retired from the site at the end of the month. The decision was taken in September of last year,...

Ask Jeeves Updates Desktop Search

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The AskJeeves blog today announced a new release of Desktop Search program. Here some of the new features for AJDS: -- Folder Indexing Preferences -- Improved PDF indexing -- Email...

Ask Jeeves Fires The Butler

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It has been reported by the BBC that the Ask website will be dropping their leading character, Jeeves. The decision comes after a user survey found that the iconic butler caused confusion (as to what...

Ask Jeeves to Launch Desktop Search

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On the heels of a series of desktop search releases, Ask Jeeves Inc. is set to launch an application to scour users' hard drives for e-mails and files. Ask Jeeves, of Emeryville, Calif., will release...

Ask Jeeves Zooms in on Web Search

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When you're the underdog you can always get some attention by developing something pretty cool. The popular search engine Ask Jeeves has announced a new feature. A feature it called "binoculars" which allows...

Ask Jeeves purchases Tukaroo

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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...

Ask Jeeves boots banner ads

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Ask Jeeves is dropping banner ads from its flagship search site and will instead rely on paid sponsorships and other "targeted" advertising for revenue, the company said Monday. The search company recently dropped pop-up ads...

Ask Jeeves to buy software maker

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Struggling Internet search service Ask Jeeves on Monday will announce the acquisition of Octopus, a software maker that it says will help offer additional services and capture a larger market. The purchase...

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