Ask Jeeves unveils ‘Web Answer’ feature
Friday, May 27, 2005 Posted: 10:17 AM EDT (1417 GMT)
SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) — Question: What well-known Internet search engine continues to lag industry leaders no matter how smart it becomes?
Answer: Ask Jeeves Inc.
The Oakland-based company on Thursday is launching its latest effort to win more fans. The hook: A new feature designed to provide more immediate answers to inquiries.
With the change, Ask Jeeves will display a “Web Answer” to many of the requests its search engine processes. For instance, if someone enters “world’s largest lake” into Ask.com’s search box, the top result will include a snippet listing the Caspian Sea, including its size and location.
…but not an aerial or satellite image of the location.
Google has that already……or does it?
(to get this screen shot, I first went to https://maps.google.com, selected “satellite,” then panned over to the Caspian Sea, then I put “caspian sea” in the search box, and hit search)
I expect that in the near future Google will integrate this feature…