Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.147.63.124

Forum Moderators: open

Message Too Old, No Replies

Ask Jeeves rekindles Web-search merger talk

     
1:51 am on May 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member macguru is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 30, 2000
posts:3300
votes: 0


A pair of announcements from Ask Jeeves Inc. on Wednesday stirred simmering speculation that the Web-search space could see more consolidation after a burst of deals between November and March.

But while rumors persist about some of the Web-search sector's bigger players, many industry watchers do not see any mega-mergers in the near future.

[biz.yahoo.com...]

1:54 pm on June 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 21, 2001
posts:2488
votes: 0


Mac,

good find, the last comments towards the end of the article about possible acquisition targets, was interesting. Basically Looksmart and Ask Jeeves.

2:28 pm on June 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

Moderator from US 

WebmasterWorld Administrator martinibuster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Apr 13, 2002
posts:13973
votes: 123


When AskJeeves sold off their search they made themselves a more attractive target for acquisition.

Looksmart and Yahoo just got cozier, as yesterday they renewed their deal [theage.com.au] for Looksmart to provide a feed into Inktomi.

11:42 am on June 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 21, 2001
posts:2488
votes: 0


defintely heading off topic, but its the weekend.

It will be interesting to see what AJ is going to do now that ink and ls have continued on their partnership. And with google's recent server re-config, What is AJ/teoma to do? I was seriously expecting the next big thing to come from them, certainly from what Paul was saying at the conference in Boston. Seems not be happening quite that way.

12:16 pm on June 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:June 18, 2001
posts:1042
votes: 0


caine, with all those reports of Teoma's agressive spidering over the last few weeks, I think Ask has something planned.
3:54 pm on June 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

Moderator from US 

WebmasterWorld Administrator martinibuster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Apr 13, 2002
posts:13973
votes: 123


I think Ask has something planned.

I for one would be thrilled to finally see some action. They remind me of a baseball pitcher on the mound doing the big wind-up...

Enough already, let go of the ball.

 

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members