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IAC/InterActiveCorp Redesigns Ask Jeeves

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February 28, 2006|From Bloomberg News

IAC/InterActiveCorp., an Internet and media company run by Barry Diller, added features to the Ask Jeeves search engine and renamed it Ask.com, retiring Jeeves the butler from the website.

Ask.com offers shortcuts to more than 20 search tools such as maps and a dictionary, New York-based IAC said. It also has a Web-based desktop-search function that allows users to access files and e-mails on their computers through a browser.

A cartoon Jeeves appeared on the home page of the old site.

IAC has been redesigning Ask Jeeves since acquiring the Oakland-based unit for $1.96 billion in July.

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