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The news today from Nick Bradbury, the developer of the FeedDemon desktop RSS aggregator for Windows …
Leading online media firm InfoSearch Media announced today that Claudio Pinkus, 48, has joined the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Pinkus brings 25 years of strategic technology management experience to InfoSearch Media, with specific expertise in the search engine market.
When the week began, those who follow the search engine industry were greeted with news of Ask.com’s impending purchase by IAC, owner of Internet properties like Ticketmaster and Expedia.com. The sale was made for a reported at about $1.85 billion, not a bad sum for the 4th place search engine.
I can’t leave the country for 2 minutes! ZDNet is reporting that IAC will today announce the acquisition of Ask Jeeves in a deal worth $1.9 billion.
The NY Times reports that Interactive Corp. (e.g. Barry Diller’s company) is buying Ask Jeeves, which now owns Bloglines.
Many seasoned professional speakers agree that you can make more money selling your knowledge in the form of products than you can speaking.
As with any field, there are good technical training schools, and bad ones. When you sign up with one of these schools, you’ve made a significant investment in time and money.
The NY Times reports that Primedia Inc has put About.com up for sale and final bids for the web site are due on Tuesday.
Supposedly the bloglines acquistion by Ask Jeeves rumor is true but it wasn’t going to be announced until Monday or Tuesday.
The “in” item for big four of the search industry (Google, Yahoo, MSN, and, Ask Jeeves) is Desktop Search utilities. By early next year, all the major search platforms will/should have a branded, functional Desktop Search (DTS) model for the masses to use.
Reprise Media, a results-focused, full service search engine marketing (SEM) firm, today announced the addition of Kevin Gottesman and Patrick Harris to its sales force.
Ask Jeeves internet “butler” in huge balloon form is featured in today’s Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade seen by millions.
Solving people’s and organization’s problems is ultimately what business is all about. Effective selling involves defining your existing or potential customer’s problems. If properly “sold”, a sales prospect will have his problems solved with your company’s products or services. To be successful at selling, you must systematically approach customers with a proven repertoire of qualifying questions that allows you to clearly understand your customer’s current business challenges.
Ask Jeeves has formed AJinteractive, the company’s new U.S. advertising products and sales division.
One thing you can count on during the holiday season is the obligatory office party. No matter what the size of the organization, there is always an effort to bring coworkers together for one more moment of merriment. Some people look forward to the chance to mix and mingle outside the confines of business and others would rather give up the annual bonus than have to spend precious personal time with the gang from work.
Web hosting is a difficult and confusing business to get yourself into, but sooner or later just about everybody thinks about starting a Web site for themselves. No mater if you are starting up a Web site for your child’s baseball team or for your own corporate business, the things you need to look for to succeed are them same for all. Here are a few things to consider asking any Web hosting company you feel is worthy of having you as a client.
Topix.net today announced that it has been selected by Ask Jeeves to provide news to Ask Jeeves (Ask.com) for its Local News channel.
In the current world of marketing – especially online marketing – there’s a lot of talk about the magic of newsletters.
100 Percent of Profits from Searches on redcross.ask.com to Be Donated to the Red Cross’ Disaster Relief Fund.
Search engine Ask Jeeves has announced that they will be teaming up with the Red Cross to provide much needed relief funds to victims of the recent hurricanes. To assist with the relief effort, Ask has launched redcross.ask.com with ideas of donating funds gained from search queries.
Ask Jeeves today announced that it will present at the Merriman Curhan Ford & Co. Investor Summit 2004.
Ask Jeeves today announced the launch of a beta version of Ask.jp, a new Japanese language Web search engine.
Google May Lose Gmail
It seems that Google may have to re-think the name behind their upcoming email service, as they are fourth in line at the US Patent and Trademark Office. The office takes applications on a first come first serve basis, and as a result Google may be forced to come up with a new name.
Your resume will generally receive a 15- to 30-second scan upon first review by an employer. With that in mind, it is critical that your resume — your “paper handshake” — makes a positive first impression and compels the reader to put your resume in the “yes” pile and possibly call you in for an interview.
The question is one of the most powerful forms of communication. When asked right it commands a response. In fact, questions are nothing more than solutions waiting to hatch.
In the first two articles concerning link buying, we discussed advice that was given by Greg Boser of WebGuerilla and Michael Palka of Ask Jeeves. The response to these articles has been very good, with a great deal of feedback appearing on iEntry’s forum. Today, I’ll discuss the advice given by Matt Cutts of Google.
Yesterday Ask Jeeves announced they would be presenting at the 2004 Pacific Crest Technology Forum.
Talk to as many consultants as you can before hiring one. Even if you have one person or firm in mind, interview at least a few others as a sort of due diligence. You’ll probably find that each interview helps you focus on the issues you’re hiring a consult to help resolve.
As search engine use continues exponentially, there are apparent trends that searchers are employing when they perform queries. The most noticeable being that search engine users are mainly interested in results that appear on the first page of the SERPs (search engine results pages), or the “10 blue links”, as they are called by Daniel Reed of Ask Jeeves.
I’ve been both a CEO and a consultant, so I’ve seen from both perspectives what goes right and what goes wrong when a consultant comes in to a company. Generally the CEO or the manager who hires the consultant tells the consultant what he or she wants. Often the manager is frustrated with something that is happening at the company and expects the consultant will have the expertise to “just fix it”. While the manager needs to set the expectations, of course, the consultant rarely gets to voice what he or she knows would make the consulting engagement more successful for both.
With the rights of Interactive Search Holdings properties (Excite.com, iWon.com, myway.com, to name a few) well in hand, Ask.com has seen its overall web traffic increase by 150 percent. According to a comScore web rankings report, through Ask’s acquisition of ISH properties, Ask Jeeves jumped 18 spots to assume the number 6 ranking.
Ask Jeeves has recently told Marcos Sorensen, the artist who designed the iconic butler, to start thinking on a larger scale. Sorensen, who in recent years has been limited to designing web presentations and company shirts, has been asked to help in the design of a massive balloon, for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Sorensen would be designing the balloon in the butler’s likeness.
Yesterday, June 9, 2004, Ask Jeeves filed a Form S-3 with the SEC in order to sell an additional $400 million worth of stock and securities. Today Jeeves announced the purchase of Tukaroo Inc., a company that researches and develops desktop search technology.
In an effort to offer investors up to $400 million of its common stock, preferred stock, depositary shares, debt securities and warrants, Ask Jeeves has filed a Form S-3 with the SEC. Once the SEC declares the filing effective, Ask Jeeves will be allowed to offer the requested amount of stock.
Now that Ask Jeeves’ acquisition of ISH is complete, the number 5 search engine has stated what it plans to do with the web properties that it gained during the purchase. The buy gives Jeeves control over Excite, iWon, My Way, My Search, My WebSearch, and the MaxOnline ad network.
Hello Mr. Holzman,
I have been tweaking my computer trying to fix it since Mcafee royally messed it up, I can no longer update windows or when I click on a link a blank page appears and or if I right click on the link it will not open. Any suggestions? I have IE6