|Microsoft Hires CEO of Ask.com to Head its Web Unit|
|Reuters News Wire (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Sat, 22 Apr 2006 12:30:47 -0500
Software giant Microsoft Corp. said on Friday it hired away Steve|
Berkowitz, the chief executive of rival Internet company Ask.com, to
head Microsoft's own Internet business.
Effective May 8, Berkowitz succeeds David Cole, a 20-year Microsoft
Berkowitz is credited in the industry with orchestrating the
Under his leadership, Ask, originally known as Ask Jeeves, enjoyed a
Berkowitz was named the senior vice president of Microsoft's recently
The group includes MSN.com, MSNTV and MSN Internet Access programming,
Microsoft's Online Business Group competes against rivals such as
Berkowitz will report to Kevin Johnson, co-president of Microsoft's
He propelled Ask Jeeves into the contemporary Web search market with
Revenue more than doubled under his leadership.
Previously, Berkowitz was president and chief operating officer of
Copyright 2006 Reuters Limited.
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