Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Ask Jeeves to conquer Western Europe!

CEO of Ask Jeeves has revealed to Reuters plans to roll out the butler throughout western Europe.

Following the IAC acquisition, Ask certainly has more capital at its disposal so it is not surprising to read speculation of a buy-out of Excite Italia from Tiscali, and Spanish expansion. Where next? The biggest single language web corpus which Ask could capture outside of English is German covering Austria, Switzerland and Germany as well as parts of Belgium and eastern Europe. If I were a betting man, that's where I'd put my money!