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Monday, February 27, 2006

Ask Loses Jeeves, Adds Features Galore

I just spent a half-hour listening to Barry Diller from Ask.com give his keynote at SES (thanks to www.webmasterradio.fm). I've got to tell you, I'm really impressed with the upgrades Ask.com received last night. I'm sure other Zunchers will go into more detail throughout the week, but here's a quick list of changes:

- Simple homepage
- AJAXed toolbox bar
- Web-based desktop search
- Less PPC ads (Organic above the fold!)
- Nice mapping at http://maps.ask.com, complete with driving/walking directions and aerial fly-by photographs (not satellite)

Read Chris Sherman's complete SearchDay write-up of Ask.com here.

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