Ask Jeeves has also announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Tukaroo, a San Jose-based desktop search technology company. Tukaroo, founded in 2003 in San Jose, California, is a privately held corporation. Its desktop search and file management software is designed to enable consumers to access, view, and manage their information in real time. Tukaroo's technology searches a user's hard drives, internal networks, or the Internet from an installed toolbar.Ask Jeeves, Inc. provides consumers and advertisers with information retrieval products across a portfolio of Web sites, portals, and desktop search applications. Ask Jeeves' search and search-based portal brands include: Ask Jeeves; Ask Jeeves for Kids; Excite; iWon; My Search; My Way; My Web Search; and Teoma. Ask Jeeves also owns the search technology Teoma, proprietary natural language processing technology, as well as portal and ad serving technologies.