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Ask Jeeves to Focus Exclusively on its Growing Web-wide Search Busines
Jeeves Solutions to Be Sold in Cash Transaction to Kanisa

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Msg#: 286 posted 8:34 pm on May 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 28 -- Ask Jeeves, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASKJ) a provider of Web-wide search, has entered into a definitive agreement under which Kanisa, Inc. will acquire Jeeves Solutions, the enterprise software division of Ask Jeeves. Jeeves Solutions' advanced search technology and best-in-class analytics will enable Kanisa to offer a larger, more robust suite of customer service solutions to corporate customers worldwide. With the sale, Ask Jeeves will focus solely on its growing Web-wide search business.



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Msg#: 286 posted 9:46 pm on May 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

They were shopping around that business unit for a bit. Interesting that they will make a run of _only_ their web search business.

Good news for Google too - since Ask uses AdWords on their USA & UK properties.


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Msg#: 286 posted 10:19 pm on May 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'm always dubious about the future of a company when they sell a unit such as this. I'm probably way off base here and don't pretend to understand their underlying business but I would assume that Jeeves Solutions, in that it uses ask's existing technology, would provide a steady stream of higher margin income than the web-based business.

Either they were strapped for cash or this is a pretty gutsy bet on the next couple of years. I've been becoming quite a fan over the past month or so for searches in my segment, they seem highly-focused without too mmuch fluff.

Now for them to get the word out about the changes over the past few months. $3.5 million in 'cash on closing' for Solutions should finance a pretty good ad campaign.

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