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Ask Jeeves Acquires Excite Europe
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msg:32584
 11:15 am on May 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

OAKLAND, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ask Jeeves, Inc., a leading provider of information retrieval technologies, brands and Internet advertising services, today announced the acquisition of Excite Italia B.V., the operator of Excite Europe, a network of pan-European portal properties, from Tiscali, S.p.A. Ask Jeeves acquired the U.S.-operated Excite.com portal in March 2004.

Ask Jeeves Acquires Excite Europe [prnewswire.com]

 

sem4u




msg:32585
 12:03 pm on May 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

It cost them 6.1 million euros apparently. I know that they don't show up in my logs much, but it is another property for Jeeves to use.

fashezee




msg:32586
 12:06 pm on May 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

Wasn't this move forecasted some time ago; all 2nd tier SEs would have to join to make it to tier 1?

bostonBeans




msg:32587
 1:02 pm on May 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

all 2nd tier SEs would have to join to make it to tier 1

Sounds like that would be a case of the whole being less than the sum of its parts

troels nybo nielsen




msg:32588
 1:03 pm on May 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

One more small piece of a large puzzle falls into place. This is hardly gonna make any significant difference, but Ask show their intention to stay and survive and grow in a market where there are much bigger players.

midlifecrisis




msg:32589
 2:52 pm on May 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

No traffic at all from Excite on my two european sites despite several top 10 placements in SERPs. Sounds like a bargain at 6 mn.

caine




msg:32590
 4:31 am on May 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm of the same view as the rest of you.

Another Feather in the cap and certainly a massive name of the past, but will have little effect to the way things are in the SE map.

Brian




msg:32591
 4:59 pm on Jun 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

I guess it takes a while before any animal realizes its extinct

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