Ask.com, which has tried with scant success to morph itself into a search engine on par with those of Google and Microsoft, is unveiling a new version of its web site that delivers questions to answers, rather than traditional search results, reports the New York Times. The site, introduced in a limited test version on July 27, is a throwback to the company's origins, when its mascot was a dapper butler who fetched answers to questions posed by users. A few years ago, the company phased out Jeeves on its site in the United States (he later had a revival...

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