Ask.com Taunts Yahoo, Poaches Yahoos

Ask Taunts Yahoos

IAC’s (IACI) search engine Ask.com is sponsoring a booth at search engine marketing conference going on right now and it put up a big board that reads:

“My company just gave up on search. Where do I work now? Http://www.ask.com/careers.”

Obviously, the poster is meant to taunt Yahoo (YHOO).

But Search Engine Land’s Barry Schwartz, who took this photo, makes a good point: hasn’t Ask — which relies on Google search results and ads — given up on search too?

Anyway, anybody paying attention knows that the real answer to this search query is Microsoft, which plans to hire 400 or so Yahoo search engineers.

Photo: rustybrick

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