Images: Can replace Google?

Ask's nifty new features rolled out a revamp of its search engine with a few key features. "Skins" that can customize the search page, recommendations and new ways to relate results. The big question is whether can steal some share from Google. To find out Larry Dignan embarked on a search engine world tour and swore off Google for a few weeks. Ask was the first stop in trying to picture life without Google.

By Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and Editorial Director of TechRepublic.