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Ask Jeeves edged out players such as My Way Search to rank fifth in market share [behind Google, Yahoo!, MSN and AOL]. The search engine experienced a 77 percent growth in market share...
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The search engine experienced a 77 percent growth in market share to reach 2.6 percent.
Last year AJ trumpeted [news.bbc.co.uk] that their acquisition of Interactive Search Holdings doubled their market share to 7% (simple math indicates they claimed a 3.5% market share prior to the acquistion)
The acquisition will increase Ask Jeeves' market share to 7% by adding the iWon, Excite and My Search web sites to its Ask.com search engine.
Why do Ask Jeeves' Press Releases not add up, lending them an air of unbridled hype?
So my questions are:
But just like the president, you only tell people what they want to hear.