John Battelle summarizes the new features from Ask.com, focusing on MyJeeves, their new personalized search. It appears to have many of the search history features of A9 with the annotation features of Furl, all without requiring login. This is some pretty nice work.
But it doesn't appear that MyJeeves changes the search results based on your history. So, while we've got the foundation for personalized search results, we aren't quite there yet.
Ask.com also announced that Topix.net (congrats, Rich!) and CitySearch will be included in Ask Local.
See also coverage from Gary Price and AP.