On Newslib, I found this Chicago Tribune article looking at major search engines: Google, Yahoo!, Ask, and Microsoft’s Live Search. After providing an analysis of the four engines and explaining why he prefers Yahoo!, Steve Johnson says, “[O]thers will find features or tendencies they prefer in the other search engines. It is simple to test them yourself and to switch back and forth.”
Johnson thinks Internet users average 80 searches a month. It seems like I reach that number on some days. = )
Ask employee Gary Price followed up on that Newslib post with some concrete examples of Ask’s nifty features.