Welcome to WebProNews Breaking eBusiness and Search News
Advertise | Newsletter | Sitemap | News Feeds News Feed 
 WebProNews Search Part of the iEntry network iEntry inc. 

Ask Jeeves Announces Launch Of Beta Version Of Ask.jp

Staff Writer
Published: 2004-08-23

WebProNews RSS Feed

Ask Jeeves today announced the launch of a beta version of Ask.jp, a new Japanese language Web search engine.

Based on the company's flagship Ask Jeeves search destination, Ask.jp is developed by Ask Jeeves Japan Co., Ltd, a joint venture between Ask Jeeves, Inc. and Japan-based transcosmos inc.

Of the major search and portal sites in Japan, only Google and Yahoo! Japan provide their own search technologies. With today's launch of Ask.jp, Japanese Web users now have three options for world-class search technology.

"International expansion is an important component of our corporate growth strategy," said Steve Berkowitz, CEO of Ask Jeeves, Inc. "We are happy that Japanese Web users are now able to take advantage of our unique search experience and the superior relevancy our technologies provide."

"We are excited to make the beta version of Ask.jp available to the general public for the very first time," said Hirotaka Shiokawa, president and CEO of Ask Jeeves Japan. "End-user feedback will enable us to optimize the search experience and deliver the best possible product for the official launch of Ask.jp."

Ask.jp's Japanese-only index contains over 150 million Web pages at this time, and new pages will be continually added leading up to the formal launch. In addition, other improvements and new features will be added regularly. Ask Jeeves expects to offer the first fully functional version of Ask.jp, including access to Ask Jeeves' global index, in the first quarter of 2005.

Ask Jeeves' Teoma Technology Delivers Authoritative Results

Ask.jp incorporates Ask Jeeves' proprietary Teoma(R) search technology. Based on social networking theory, Teoma technology takes a unique approach to relevancy ranking.

Like the Google and Yahoo! search engines, Teoma utilizes a form of link popularity to assist in page ranking, but Teoma doesn't stop there: It goes a step further to analyze each page's reputation among experts on a given topic to determine relevancy. With this proprietary Subject-Specific Popularity(TM) technology, Teoma is the first and only search engine to break the Web down into topic-based "communities" of sites, and to give added credibility to those sites respected as authorities on a particular subject. Fittingly, Teoma means "expert" in Gaelic.

Receive Our Daily Email of Breaking eBusiness News

About the Author:
WebProNews | Breaking eBusiness News Your source for investigative ebusiness reporting and breaking news.

WebProNews RSS Feed

More Articles

Contact WebProNews


Targeted Information for Business
WebProNews is part of the iEntry network

Internet Business: Marketing: Small Business:
WebProNews MarketingNewz SmallBusinessNewz
WebProWorld AdvertisingDay PromoteNews
EcommNewz SalesNewz EntrepreneurNewz

Software: Search Engines: Web Design:
WebMasterFree Jayde B2B DesignNewz
NetworkingFiles SearchZA FlashNewz
SecurityConfig SearchNewz WebSiteNotes

Developer: IT Management: Security:
DevWebPro ITManagement SecurityProNews
DevNewz SysAdminNews SecurityConfig
TheDevWeb NetworkingFiles NetworkNewz

The iEntry Network consists of over 100 web publications reaching millions of Internet Professionals. Contact us to advertise.

 Advertise | Contact Us | Corporate | Newsletter | Sitemap | Submit an Article | News Feeds
 WebProNews is an iEntry, Inc. ® publication - $line) { echo $line ; } ?> All Rights Reserved
About WebProNews
WebProNews is the number one source for eBusiness News. Over 5 million eBusiness professionals read WebProNews and other iEntry business and tech publications.

WebProNews provides real-time coverage of internet business.

Free Email Newsletters:
WebProNews SearchNewz
WebProWorld DevWebPro
Marketing SecurityNews
Plus over 100 other newsletters!

Send me relevant info on products and services.

Ten most recent posts.

Featured Software

WebProNews in the News
View all recent mentions of WebProNews from around the world!

Recent Articles On ...
Google eBusiness
Yahoo Ask Jeeves
MSN Blogs
Search Engines Blogging
Affiliate Programs Marketing
eCommerce Advertising
eBay Sun Microsystems
AOL Adsense
Microsoft Adwords
Oracle IBM
Amazon Apple
SEO iPod
Adsense XBox
PR Adobe

iEntry.com WebProWorld RSS Feed WebProWorld Contact WebProNews Print Version Email a friend Bookmark us