May 15, 2008
IAC's Safka Calls Me Horsesh!@#@
In Andy's interview with IAC's Jim Safka, he called my worries about Ask.com's future in search horsesh!@#@. He said that in response to to Danny, Lisa and my thoughts on them cutting staff. Okay, so they bought Dictionary.com - good. Let's see search algorithmic improvements. Let's see a better search index. Show us something outside of UI changes. You can have a nice UI, but without the index to back it, then you are nothing.
And I quote the Forbes:
Safka has a response: "It's horseshit," he told Forbes.com in an interview. "It's categorically not true. We're more committed to our algorithm and engineers than ever."
Give me a break. Show me index improvements. Show me algorithmic improvements. I have been hearing excuses since 2002, let's get serious. Core search, core!