Tag: Ask

What’s Your Google / Microsoft / Yahoo Usage Breakdown?

Given the rumor that today is the day for Yahoo to speak on the pending Microsoft take over, I thought I’d revisit the question I originally asked a year ago. Of the big three, what services do you use from each? But first, I feel compelled to point out that at this same time last

Continue Reading…

Tag: Ask

Search 1.0: Search Engines Still Lack Simple Features

I have a sister who, over the weekend, pointed out a major shortcoming of search engines. It’s so obvious that I’m not sure why I didn’t think of it first. And keep in mind that this is my sister, which arguably boosts the creditability of this anecdotal story. That is, this isn’t some nerd’s dream

Continue Reading…

Tag: Ask

Will Google Come to Microsoft’s Consumer Privacy Party?

So the big news today comes in the form of a Microsoft press release explaining a strategic alliance of sorts between Microsoft and Ask. The two companies are “joined together in the commitment to call on the industry to develop global privacy principles for data collection, use and protection related to searching and online advertising.

Continue Reading…

Tag: Ask

Free Advertising: Microsoft $200, Google $50, LookSmart $300, & Ask $50

Tis the season for online advertisers to attract new customers. If you have a website, blog, etc. and are looking for the perfect time to build exposure while freeloading, then these offers are for you. This is likely to be the best compilation of free offers available for some time; if interested, make your move

Continue Reading…