, formerly Ask Jeeves, is an Internet search engine which also owns variety of popular web sites including country-specific sites for Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, and Spain plus,,,,, and several others. The combined traffic to its properties places in the top ten parent web companies in the US. features support for search based on variety of user queries in plain English (natural language), as well as traditional keyword searching and aims to be more intuitive and user-friendly than other search engines. also utilizes technology from which clusters web sites according to topic communities, using unique technology which Ask now calls ExpertRank. ExpertRank enables you to, for example, find sites related “ozone layer” when you search for “global warming”.

CNNMoney analyses the business and search functionality of and reviews the search engine capability. It concluded that, in financial effect style, “ will increase its 6 percent share in the search market, and quickly. IAC/InterActive, whose stock has only suffered while has been transforming itself, will likely see that trend reverse as this superb business surges. And finally – while I won’t foreswear Google (or count it out), I will start using a lot.”

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