Ask and you shall receive, especially when it comes to the Internet. Ask.com (formerly Ask Jeeves) operates an online question-and-answer service. The site solicits users to ask questions, as well as answer questions from other users. Results reveal answers from a variety of sources. Previously the operator of a search engine, Ask.com switched gears in 2010. While it still offers search on its site, it no longer compiles an index of billions of Web pages. Instead, it delivers results via an agreement with search partner Google. Ask.com operates alongside websites such as CityGrid Media's Citysearch.com and Lexico Publishing Group's Dictionary.com as part of the Search holdings of IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC).
The company is headquartered in New York City with office locations throughout the US and the world.
Mergers and Acquisitions
In 2012 the company acquired information portal About from The New York Times for about $300 million. The deal added nearly 1,000 topic sites and more than three million unique articles to Ask.com's search-able content. It also added About's 100 million monthly unique users to its existing user base of more than 100 million global visitors.