Business Weblogs


Barry Diller’s spending almost $2 billion of his shareholders’ money to acquire Ask Jeeves, an online service that, quite frankly, I’ve NEVER EVER used. I consider myself pretty much an online addict — and I’ve simply never found any reason to use Ask Jeeves.

For the same reason, I was a bit surprised a few weeks back when Mark Fletcher sold his Bloglines to Ask Jeeves. It certainly doesn’t seem to me like I’m missing anything — but an awful lot of money is being thrown around for a service that I’ve never used — or, even missed!