Thursday, November 18, 2004

Ask Jeeves & Yahoo Next With Desktop Search Products?


Matt Weeks reports confirmation from Ask Jeeves that they will launch their desktop search in December. While Emeryville, Calif.-based Ask Jeeves hasn't provided many details, its product appears likely to follow the approach of other Web search engines by combining hard-drive results, such as from e-mails and files, with its core Web results.

And what about Yahoo? According to Tim Mayer, director of product management for Yahoo Search..."We feel the desktop is important, and we want to provide a full search experience," Mayer said. "It's a strategic entry point, and a lot of [Web] search is about distribution."