Ask.com Acquires Ask.fm For More Asking

Ask.com announced that it has acquired Ask.fm, a social Q&A service, which has over 180 million global monthly users, according to the company. Ask.fm is available on the web, and for Android and IOS. A post on the Ask blog…

FTC Updates Search Engine Ad Disclosure Guidelines

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has updated is guidance to the search engine industry regarding the need to distinguish between advertisements and search results. Search industry veteran Danny Sullivan wrote a letter to the FTC just over a year ago…

September U.S. Search Market: Google Up, Microsoft Flat, Yahoo Down

comScore has released its latest numbers for the U.S. search market. They show Google sites up 0.3% in September at 66.7%, followed by Microsoft sites at 15.9% and Yahoo sites at 12.2%. Ask came in at 3.5%, and AOL came…

Ask.com Acquires About.com For $300 Million

IAC announced that its Ask.com property has agreed to acquire The About Group from The New York Times for $300 million. The About Group, of course, is the company behind About.com. The deal was signed on Sunday. “The About.com acquisition…

Ask Looks To Spread Its Q&A To 30,000 Publishers With nRelate Acquisition

Ask.com has acquired content recommendation company nRelate for an undisclosed sum. nRelate is a service that serves up related article content on publishers’ pages in a box, similar to the one pictured. There is also an ad component, which enables…

Google Obviously Powers Ask.com’s Paid And Organic Search Results

Not that this will necessarily come as a surprise to you, but it seems pretty obvious that Google is powering Ask’s organic search results. Ask has an open partnership with Google for its sponsored search results, but will not come…

Ask PollRoll App Aims To Help Users Navigate Through SXSW

Ask has debuted a new mobile app at SXSW, which a company spokesperson tells WebProNews “combines the instant gratification of a poll with the answer depth and social context of a Q&A service.” “The app will help users in Austin…

Exclusive: Ask Aims To Make Q&A More Social

Earlier this year Ask.com opened up its community portion of the site to its entire user base. This gave users the ability to ask questions and get answers from people. Since then, the company has been re-tooling its site looking…

Top Searches & Questions of 2011 (According to ASK & AOL)

Earlier this week, we looked at Bing’s year-end round-up (be it a little early) of the top searches of 2011. And the lists continue as today both AOL and Ask released their versions. Ask’s fittingly come in the form of…

Old School Search Engines: Where Are They Now?

We thought it would be fun to take a walk down search engine memory lane and look at what some of the search engines from the times before Google’s domination are up to these days. Remember the days when the…