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Ask Jeeves To Buy Excite.com, iWon.com

Under the deal announced Thursday, Ask Jeeves will double in size with the acquisition of Interactive Search Holdings, a privately held company in Irvington, N.Y., with about 200 employees and more than $100-million in annual revenue.

The Interactive Search operations will remain in New York after the takeover closes in the second quarter, with most of the workers, including company co-founders Bill Daugherty and Jonas Steinman, expected to be retained.

Read more at Globe Technology.