I was going to post this yesterday but by the time I got to my office, it was all over the place. So instead of posting a news item on it directly from the AskJeeves Web site like I planned, I will talk about the "what if".
Most of you who read this blog know what a big fan I am of Ask Jeeves and the Teoma Technology. I have been writing and praising Ask Jeeves since December 2003 when I begain writing Teoma - The Superior Search Engine? and my blog posting named Teoma Link Popularity: The Better PageRank?.
So why did I not think to buy the stock! I can tell you it was not because of monetary concerns. I was so into the technology and what it can do for improving relevancy that I did not think of investing in the stock. I did not think of taking advantage of the information I had at hand for financial purposes. I know the relevancy factor was not the sole reason for the stock price almost doubling but who cares.
Anyway, I am a bit bitter now. Less than last night when I heard the news in my car. So I will get over it.