Breaking news: Ask.com is not going to renew its contract with Looksmart. This step can be a big blow to Looksmart's revenue. Ask.com listings had generated quite a revenue for Looksmart Publisher solutions, around 89% in Q1 2009 alone.
The partnership which began in 2005 will end in December 2009, with no news of further extension. There had been no announcement or news release from Ask.com in this regard.