Coming to a Theater Near You
Exciting to see a shout out from The New York Times on our new cinema commercials! - Ask.com
Hackathon Summer 2012: Hack Harder
If there’s one thing we’ve learned about our Hackathons, it’s that each one yields different results—and this, our third one, is no exception. Our first ‘thon gave us Pollroll, which is, well, rolling along nicely. Our second one gave us one concept that we’re bringing to Twitter, and another that’s already improved our improved our database-query times by 50X. This time, organizers Nick...
We Ask, You Answer: iPad's reign?
Quipol With somewhere around 60 million units sold, the iPad is ruling the tablet roost. Will it last? Let us know what you think. —Ask.com
Code for Oakland: And the Winner is…
Hack the Budget: Oakland! Ask.com joined forces with Code for Oakland this past weekend to build the best ideas for apps to help support economic development in Oakland, improve civic engagement, and provide tools to attract and sustain local businesses. 12 teams hacked away and came up with a variety of ideas addressing the needs of Oakland’s diverse community. Would an app to test low income...
We Ask, You Answer: Cupcakes?
Quipol Here’s a non-tech question for you: Have cupcakes jumped the shark? Let us know what you think! —Ask.com
You Really Do Like Us!
The American Customer Satisfaction Index released its scores this week for Internet Portals & Search Engines and we have to say, we were pleasantly surprised! Based on YOUR responses, Ask.com was the only company that maintained an impressive score of 80 (out of 100) while all others’ scores either declined since last year or were rated lower overall. We’re very proud of our standings and...
UPCOMING: Code For Oakland 2012
Look. We get that when you think Oakland, you may not instantly think tech. We’re working with Code for Oakland to change that. Ask.com has made this city home for over a decade, which is why we’re happy to be a presenting sponsor of Code for Oakland. It’s a one-day event where coders, programmers, and members of the community get together to create apps and tools that will improve life here...
Wading Pool Party!
At Ask, we do more than answer questions. We also keep promises. Case in point: the third and final problem Seattleites told us they wanted addressed: Keep the wading pools open more often. We responded by sponsoring three of the city’s most popular pools: East Queen Anne, Powell Barnett and Wallingford. To celebrate, we threw a pool party! Of course, by “party,” we mean a...
We Ask, You Answer: Where Do You Read?
Slowly but surely, reading habits are changing. Are yours? Let us know with the Quipol below! Quipol —Ask.com
Stat Check: Are Our Smart Phone Users Smarter?
Fun fact: Ask.com is a top 10 most-visited site on the Internet. And like any top-ten site, we have some interesting insight into user behavior. With the help of Ask Mobile Guru Jason Rupp and our pals at Comscore (and gleaned from objective surveys sourced from various syndicated tools), we’ve found a few jewels among the numbers that we want to share. Smart Phones Are Gaining; Android Rules. ...
Ask.com Acquires nRelate
Today we announced that Ask.com acquired an early stage, up-and-coming content discovery platform: nRelate. You can read Mediapost’s take on the news here. We’ve made no secret that 2012 was going to be a big year for Ask to lay the groundwork for future growth. Over the last year and a half, we’ve doubled down on Q&A, which has yielded significant growth in traffic and profits as well as on...