(Throwing up an old post. Why don’t I throw them out when they’re hot off the pixel presses? I dunno. Sometimes I forget to post stuff.)
This post on the Ask Jeeves blog mentions some neat new translation and definition features on Ask. The post is interesting to me because Ask mentions that previously they didn’t have as many international pages. When I’d compared results in the past, I’d noticed that Ask had fewer international results. Sounds like they’re going to tackle the “ümläüt market” more in 2006. It’s good that Äsk is adding more international pages and plans to grow its staff by 20% next year.
The thing that I like about the search engine market today is that there are so many smart people working on different ideas. That bodes well for users in 2006.
(By the way, Åsk just rolled out a German version of their search. Good for you, Ask.)