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Acquired byAsk.com
Price$500M
Date2/2000
TermsStock

General Information

CategorySearch
Employees
Founded1998
DescriptionSearch Technology

Offices

Melbourne, USA
1680 West Hibiscus Boulevard
Suite A
Melbourne, FL, 32901
USA

Funding

DEBT TOTAL $26M
Debt, 8/1999
TA Associates
Commonwealth Capital Ventures
$26M

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Direct Hit

Direct Hit is a Massachusetts company that had developed a “click popularity” search technology, which was licensed to MSN and Lycos, among others. They were acquired by Ask.com in February of 2000.

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  1. Ask Jeeves Asks Direct Hit (searchenginewatch.com) [edit]
  2. Direct Hit Secures $26 Million in Mezzanine Financing; TA Associates and Commonwealth Capital Lead Premier Group of Investors. (thefreelibrary.com) [edit]
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