The New York Times (NYT) has agreed to sell About.com to InterActiveCorp (IACI) for $300M in...


The New York Times (NYT) has agreed to sell About.com to InterActiveCorp (IACI) for $300M in cash. IAC's bid, first reported last Tuesday, trumps a $270M offer from Answers.com. IAC predicts About.com's 1K topic sites and 3M articles will differentiate its Ask.com Q&A search engine, and that Ask.com, in turn, will drive traffic to About.com. NetMarketShare estimates Ask.com's PC and mobile search shares are both near a paltry 0.5%.

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  • sargon4veritas
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    ASK search engine (which I accepted without realizing the downside)
    OVER-RODE my superior GOOGLE search engine, finding fewer results and imposing more advertising.
    How can one REMOVE the ASK search engine, please?
    27 Aug 2012, 02:01 AM Reply Like
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