Founded as Ask Jeeves in 1996 and re-named Ask.com in 2005, Ask.com has spent the last 15 years committed to its mission of increasing personal knowledge by empowering people with answers.
We think the best way to deliver on this promise is to give our users a service that makes it fun, easy and satisfying to ask and answer everyday questions, be they personal or professional, serious or silly, easy or difficult.
In July of 2010 we rolled out a new Ask.com designed to do a better job of just that. As the only Q&A service combining the power of search with the insight of a live user community, Ask.com's innovative technology scours the web to find answers where they exist online, then turns to a qualified Ask.com user when they don't. This means that if an answer to a question is published on the Web, we will find and deliver it in milliseconds, and we'll put the answer, not a link, at the very top of the page. But what if the question is too subjective for a machine to interpret correctly, or the answer has yet to be shared online? In those cases, we'll use our proprietary matching technology to route the question to a qualified Ask.com user who can help. Now available as a mobile app, Ask users can leverage their mobile devices to simply "say" any question ? and get fast, credible answers delivered right in the palm of their hands.
Headquartered in Oakland, California with an international presence in the UK and Europe, Ask.com is the fourth biggest site on the web when it comes to monthly searches, and attracts more than 90 million unique users every month in the US alone. Ask.com is a wholly owned business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI).
To learn more about the IAC-operated Ask Partner Network (APN), a leading provider of custom toolbar and search solutions to software and media companies, please click here.