ASK Adds Maps…
…but you’ll likely ASK yourself why here and not at Google?
As if there isn’t already enough choices for online maps and directions, ASK.com (you know – that search portal that used to have that annoying Butler named Jeeves) has ditched Jeeves and has “relaunched” with a number of new features, including maps. Users can search by address and view a Street, aerial, or mixed view. The resulting images from GlobeXplorer and Navteq are very reminiscent of what you’d get from a search at Google Maps, including the balloon and information panel to go with it (ASK uses a sign instead of a balloon). Visiting http://www.ask.com results in a simple “searchenginish” looking doorway offering options of news, images, maps, shopping, yadayada. You can use ASK to search for “stuff” by I would have to ASK.. why would you use this instead of Google??
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