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IAC is ditching most of its Ask.com search engine efforts, and will “focus its resources on developing its online question-and-answer service,” Bloomberg reports.Will IAC buy Jason Calacanis‘s Mahalo to speed up the development?
Mahalo, which started years ago as a human-powered search engine, has shifted its resources toward Q&A, too. (And it’s probably more obtainable for Barry Diller than the red-hot Silicon Valley Q&A site Quora.)
Bonus: If IAC were to buy Mahalo, it could get back its former M&A boss Jason Rapp — currently Mahalo’s President.