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.
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"...
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.