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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
4:59 pm on Jun 25, 2005 (gmt 0)
I guess it takes a while before any animal realizes its extinct