This can be the break Ask Jeeves needs to really compete on a level playing field against Google, Yahoo, and MSN. The New York Times reports Ask Jeeves Inc. to Be Bought for $2 Billion and the Wall Street Journal reports Diller Nears Purchase of Ask Jeeves.
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. An announcement could be made as early as today.
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