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Media Outlet: Ask
Founded: June 1996
Type: Answer engine
Location: Based in Oakland, California, United States
Channel(s): None
News Network Affiliation: None
Former Affiliation(s): None
Owner: InteractivCorp (IAC)

About Ask

With a location in cyberspace, this search engine has become more than a resource for accessing information. Type in a phrase or a subject term, with or without quotation marks, and click the search button to find articles and sites that can just about answer any question. While search engine technology has greatly improved since its beginnings in the 1990s, some of the old favorites are still around today to help users of all ages and educational backgrounds find the information they need. is one of those search engines. The unique quality about is that it is an e-business-oriented search tool with users only needing to input information into the search engine in question and answer format. Whether the question is related to the stock market or a creating a financial plan, has the answer.

Ask History

The company would get its start in 1996 under a different name. Originally named for a character Jeeves in a P.G. Wodehouse book, the company would take on the character of an online butler that would fetch answers to user questions. Much later, the company would drop the Jeeves and just become

One of key components of the search engine was to allow users to ask specific questions using everyday language and keywords. After the millennia, the company lost touch of its original mission in trying to keep up with the demands of technology and other newer search engines. In recent times, however, the focus has been on re-focusing its energies on its original mission to provide users a question and answer platform for researching information while focusing on the whole social part of engaging with the online community. has been answering user questions for just over 20 years, and with its emphasis on providing users the best search experience, the search engine is great tool for any business. Get your business on by sending a press release. PR Distribution is partnered with and/or with their content syndication partner(s).


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