IAC/InterActiveCorp’s Ask.com has introduced AskCity, a new local search service that integrates the best local information on the web with an all-in- one user interface and intuitive search tools.
The new AskCity, which is is a free service, is immediately available at http://city.ask.com, as well as via the Ask.com homepage Toolbox (www.ask.com).
“Local is one of the top five categories in search, yet it’s the one with the lowest user satisfaction,” said Jim Lanzone, chief executive officer, Ask.com.
“We’re raising the bar for local search by introducing a product that seamlessly combines the best content, technology and tools in one place. We call that place AskCity,” said Lanzone.
“Content is one key to doing local search right, and as part of IAC, Ask.com had unfiltered access to our sister companies’ leading local content. We were able to remix that content using our own search recipe, combine it with content from many non-IAC companies, and design our own experience around it. The result is, we believe, the most comprehensive and flat-out helpful local search product available,” he said.