Nine Years of Ask.com

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28
 
 
 

Nine Years of Ask.com

Ask.com, formerly Ask Jeeves, was founded in 1996 by Garrett Gruener and David Warthen in Berkeley, Calif. But the first visual record we have is from 1999.

Nine Years of Ask.com

Nine Years of Ask.com - March 2000

Ask.com was originally known as Ask Jeeves. The character was based on Jeeves, Bertie Woosters fictional valet from the works of P.G. Wodehouse.

Nine Years of Ask.com - March 2000

Nine Years of Ask.com - October 2000

Ask Jeeves home page changed several times around the turn of the century.

Nine Years of Ask.com - October 2000

Nine Years of Ask.com - October 2001

A year later, Ask Jeeves transitioned to a tabbed interface.

Nine Years of Ask.com - October 2001

Nine Years of Ask.com - July 2002

By 2002, Ask Jeeves had graduated to a larger layout. Here, Jeeves on the 4th of July.

Nine Years of Ask.com - July 2002

Nine Years of Ask.com - October 2002

 

Nine Years of Ask.com - October 2002

Nine Years of Ask.com - August 2003

The Jeeves character changed appearances over the years.

Nine Years of Ask.com - August 2003

Nine Years of Ask.com - October 2004

 

Nine Years of Ask.com - October 2004

Nine Years of Ask.com - April 2005

For April Fools Day in 2005, Ask Jeeves introduced the Jeeves9000 robot.

Nine Years of Ask.com - April 2005

Nine Years of Ask.com - November 2005

Jeeves goes trick or treating.

Nine Years of Ask.com - November 2005

Nine Years of Ask.com - April 2006

Jeeves the butler was phased out of existence, and by February 2006 he disappeared completely.

Nine Years of Ask.com - April 2006

Nine Years of Ask.com - June 2007

On June 5, 2007, Ask.com unveiled a dramatic improvement to its search interface.

Nine Years of Ask.com - June 2007

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