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AskJeeves enters the desktop search game

 11:02 pm on Dec 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

AskJeeves enters the desktop search game - it's getting crowded in there!

With Ask Jeeves' iteration, users can narrow searches by document types and sort results by a variety of parameters. They can define how much of the computer the tool should index, as well as the speed at which they want it indexed.

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 11:09 pm on Dec 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Is it just me or does ASK look like that little kid that would follow the bigger kinds around at school mimicking their moves but not quiet pulling them off?


 12:42 am on Dec 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

reminds me of the 2000...every started doing doing the same thing.


 2:26 am on Dec 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Who cares what Ask does anyway. 75% of their bottom line comes from Google. Without their big brother I don't even think they would be on the radar. I have yet to be impressed by any of their "innovations"...


 3:14 am on Dec 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have yet to be impressed by any of their "innovations"...

I'm impressed that their results are arguably better than Googles these days. I'm impressed that they have a better grasp of local search than Google.

Ask is one of the more innovative search engines around. They have an extremely intelligent team operating the company. They could be a sleeper to come up and steal some market in a few years.


 7:43 am on Dec 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

"tab" button doesn't work in the jeeves browser. Very fast indexing...I assume we will get some teoma magic in the final version?


 8:48 pm on Dec 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

I really like Ask Jeeves, I think their quality surpasses Google at this point in time. Their sposored ads are killing them though.

The worst part about the sponsored ads is the broad matching for very specific 3,4, 5+ word search phrases that bring up very general amazon, ebay, etc sponsored ads. This is very discouraging for anyone conducting deep searches. If nothing else, they should eliminate the ads or move them over to the side for 3+ word search phrases.


 10:05 pm on Dec 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

We have seen the comments regarding users experiencing bugs while using Desktop Search. We are logging the comments into our system.

If you have more comments, please either click on the Feedback button within Ask Jeeves Desktop Search, or click on the following url to submit feedback: [web.ask.com...]

Thanks for downloading and using the Ask Jeeves Desktop Search product. We value your feedback very much.



 11:25 pm on Dec 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

i believe everyone will landup in the court again. that is against MS. they'll be coming out with a new version of thier OS and tie the two together and everyone will be back in the court.


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