martinibuster - 3:13 am on Jun 7, 2004 (gmt 0) Without the pool of Google advertisers, Ask Jeeves is dead on arrival.
Ask Jeeves is unquestionably NOT the future of search. It's a dotcom survivor because Google was there to feed it a pool of advertisers. It is dependent on Google for it's survival because Ask Jeeves does not have the resources or the reach to cultivate the deep pool of advertisers that Google and Overture both command.
Without the pool of Google advertisers, Ask Jeeves is dead on arrival.