Adweek.com reported that InterActive Corp has decided to rebrand it's AskJeeves.com service to Ask.com in a move to more agressively compete against the search giants, Google and Yahoo. The service was purchased by IAC (Barry Diller's baby) for $1,900,000,000.00 back in July of last year. Yes, that's as in Billions kids. Jeeves could not be reached for comment, but it is believed that he was given a two year consulting contract and will vest all of his outstanding options, so he should land on his feet.
Comment from Ask.com
After ten years of dutifully serving a growing population of internet users, Jeeves decided to step down as the face of AskJeeves.com, and retire in style. Jeeves symbolized a traditional, at-your-service butler which made people feel comfortable and at home with asking any type of question.