Ask To Build Ask-Branded FireFox, “ASKBrowser”

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AltaVista Still #1

Ha! The analysts have until now picking on the wrong one, and here’s the proof!

Frankly, I didn’t believe that GBrowser crap since the day it started. But in-order to not get, what do you call it, “bummed out” as some NZ folks may say, I just went along with it. Then Google registered GBrowser.com, it seemed a little more beleiving this time, but since Google made no promises of GBrowser in not one but several sources, including their Analyst day held three days ago, I was yet reluctant to beleive it.

And now, as in this AJ Blog post explains Tuoc Luong, EVP of Technology, AskJeeves has some plans set for the rest of 2005. They’re looking into making a ASK-branded FireFox browser (which will be open source, as for now). They’ll integrate a lot of Ask-specific things in it, what exactly they didn’t say though. I think this is quite interesting, and I’m believing, actually hopefully hoping that the analysts who predicted GBrowser will call it of. Why, you ask? Well, personally to me, Google doesn’t seem like a company which will copy, or do something that will make the newer audience believe that they copied. Not happening — and if it does, I’ll definately name Google one of the most business-unsavvy companies of all times.

Coming back to the ASKBrowser, it seems like quite an interesting project and I can’t wait for its future developments!


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