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Finding stuff online: 20 years of innovative searc...
Ask Jeeves (1996)
Ask Jeeves encouraged users to search the Web using queries phrased in natural language, such as "How many readers does PC World have?" Jeeves, a fictional character who represented a valet, would then retrieve the answer to the best of his ability.
In 2006, Ask Jeeves dropped the "Jeeves" part of its name and became Ask.com.
Finding stuff online: 20 years of innovative search engines