AskJeeves kaufte vor wenigen Wochen Bloglines.com, man munkelte über einen Preis iHv ca. 25 Mio USD. Bohhh ehh…
Und nun schreibt die NY Times, daß Ask Jeeves für ca. 2 MRD USD an IAC/Interactive Corp. geht:
IAC/InterActiveCorp, the Internet company headed by Barry Diller, is close to an agreement to acquire Ask Jeeves Inc., the nation’s fourth-largest search engine company, for about $1.9 billion, according to an executive involved in the negotiations… IAC/InterActive owns a variety of Internet businesses. Its principle holdings are Expedia, Ticketmaster, Home Shopping Network, Match.com and CitySearch. Advertising spending on search sites is rapidly growing and Mr. Diller’s company appears to be trying to tap into a market dominated by Google and Yahoo…. IAC/InterActive has 44 million visitors a month to its various sites. CitySearch, one of its holdings, is a network of city guides that provide information on restaurants, bars and events in different cities. By marrying a local-search business with a global search engine, Interactive hopes to benefit from further growth in targeted keyword advertising, the executive involved in the deal said.
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