There should be an image here!In this economy, now bundled with new competition from other search engines as Bing/Yahoo and Google fight it out, I cannot help but wonder where in the world this leaves Ask.com?

Unless you have a preference for their offerings or a tool bar installed, I fail to get exactly where their future is? Then I came across this piece that seems to indicate that Ask is looking at making it big with deals and coupons.

Don’t laugh, in many respects, this may be long overdue as I think Ask needed to latch onto a niche a long time ago. And if they can be the best in this area, more power to them.