QUOTE(Randy @ Mar 21 2005, 01:05 PM)
Isn't Teoma still owned by Ask?† And will all of the Ask properties be part of the sale?
I believe it including all AJ's "properties" including the newly acquired Bloglines.
My first thought (besides what i posted above) was like everyone else's... that Diller's lining up these domain buys to start cashing in on the Search Advertising but I'm beginning to think he's going to try and position AJ a little differently.
With this forthcoming advent of "Local Search" IAC acquiring AJ makes sense, it can truly utilize a lot of its internet properties in that arena - example giving hotel listings from hotels.com .... mortgage listing from lendingtree.com and so on. 4 out of the 5 speakers at the Search Convergence session said was where the "next big thing" was happening in "LOCAL" Search.... so this could be a wise investment for Diller's empire.
The only "jewel" IAC is missing is the mapping technology that is really making Google's local searches really stand out at this point. I'm thinking before year's end Diller's going to buy up some technology company that specializes in mapping or another website ... perhaps mapquest (not sure if that's owned by someone yet or not) or some similar site.
Just my little overview at the moment... now that I've had a little more time to formulate some thoughts on this.*edited cuz I'm a spazz and my fingers aren't fast enough for my brain these days
Edited by storyspinner, 21 March 2005 - 03:04 PM.