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Ask.com Introduces One-Click Election Poll Information

Monday, November 3, 2008 - 01:45

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Ask.com, an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI), today announced new Election Poll Smart Answers that give consumers local polling information in just one click -- faster and easier than any other major search engine. Smart Answers are special search results placed at the top of the results page that provide quick facts and links to authoritative content from highly respected sources.

Consumers simply go to Ask.com and type in a query such as "when do polls open?" and then choose their state from an easy drop-down bar. Ask.com instantly shows the local poll hours and provides quick links to district poll locations and other voting information right on the first search results page. The new feature is part of Ask.com's mission to provide consumers with the best answer, the first time, every time.

"Millions of consumers come to Ask.com every day seeking the right answer, and that's especially true on Election Day when voters need fast answers about when and where to vote," said Jim Safka, Chief Executive Officer of Ask.com. "Our commitment is to provide consumers with these essential shortcuts whenever possible, and to be the best place for answers on the Web."

About Ask.com

Ask.com is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI). The Ask Network of sites has more than 145 million worldwide unique monthly users, according to September 2008 comScore data. Ask.com syndicates its search technology and advertising solutions to a network of affiliate partners.

SOURCE: Ask.com

CONTACT: Amanda Conti of Ask.com, +1-510-985-7669, amanda.conti@ask.com

Web site: http://www.ask.com/

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