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Ask comes with new “Search Technolgy and Q&A” offering

Ask.com launched a public beta of its new search technology, which would bring back the question-based system to the forefront, and said the standard search would now be combined with human answers which would draw on Ask’s nearly 87 million monthly unique visitors. “The capability to pose questions to real people is now possible for those complex, subjective and/or time-sensitive queries that, no matter how advanced, computers simply can’t address,” company said.

Highlights includes:

  • Proprietary technology designed for Q&A: We’ve taken the last year to enhance our offering to locate most relevant, high-quality answer and display it right at top of page (surfing through 10 blue links not required).
  • Largest index of questions and answers – 500 million “pairs” and growing.
  • The human element: Ask.com has ability to route questions to relevant people based on interests and expertise. Responses from our community will also be indexed and available (depending on level of freshness and relevance) to address future questions posed on Ask.com.
  • New look and feel:

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