About Us

Ask at a Glance

Founded1996Founded as Ask Jeeves, Inc. by Garrett Gruener and David Warthen in Berkeley, CA
Ask Jeeves Goes Public on the NASDAQ stock exchange
November 2003

Acquired by IACJuly 2005Acquired by IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) and
re-named Ask.com.
Jeeves Retires in the US
February 2006

Ask.com reveals Ask3D Search
June 2007
Closes Acquisition of Dictionary.com
July 2008

Doug Leeds appointed CEO of Ask.com
January 2009Ask becomes the official search engine of NASCAR
Ask Refocuses on Q&A with Launch of it’s User Community
July 2010
Ask.com App
September 2010Launch of Ask.com flagship mobile app for the iPhone

Answers for the CureSeptember 2010Ask launches Answers for the Cure to fight breast cancer in partnership with Susan G Komen for the Cure®
Ask Returned to TV
September 2010Ask returned to the TV airwaves with local and national campaigns
Acquired nRelate, Content Discovery Platform
July 2012
Acquired About.com Group
September 2012

Top 10 US Internet Site
2013Top ten US internet site with 100 million users globally according to comScore


555 12th Street, Suite 500
Oakland, CA 94607

Company Info:

Mission: Ask.com has spent the last 15 years committed to the mission of getting its millions of users across the globe the most relevant answers to their questions.

Ask is an operating business of IAC

100 million global users per month

3 million downloads of Ask Mobile app

220 employees

Blog: http://blog.ask.com