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Ask Jeeves Appoints Gary Price Director of Online Information Resources

Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 04:15

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 9 -- Ask Jeeves, Inc., a leading provider of information retrieval technologies, brands and Internet advertising services, today announced the appointment of Gary Price, former Search Engine Watch news editor and editor of ResourceShelf, as director of online information resources. Price will lead Ask Jeeves' outreach efforts within the library and education communities and will play an advisory role in the development of new search products for Ask Jeeves.

 

"Gary is a renowned expert in search, particularly structured data search, and a respected leader within the search, library and education communities," said Jim Lanzone, general manager of Ask Jeeves U.S. "His expertise and deep knowledge will be invaluable to the Ask Jeeves team."

In addition to his former position on the editorial team at Search Engine Watch, Price is the editor of ResourceShelf and Docuticker, online news sources for online researchers, librarians, journalists and educators. Price will continue to contribute to both ResourceShelf and Docuticker, independently of Ask Jeeves. Price has been a frequent speaker at Search Engine Strategies, WebSearch University, Computers in Libraries, Internet Librarian and numerous other industry conferences.

"I am extremely excited about the opportunity to contribute to Ask Jeeves, one of the most innovative search companies around today in my opinion," said Price. "I look forward to educating users about Ask Jeeves search and developing the tools and services necessary to move the needle within the library, education and general Internet user communities."

Prior to joining Search Engine Watch and ResourceShelf, Price worked as a reference librarian at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He co-authored the book The Invisible Web with Chris Sherman and has compiled several well-known web research tools, including Price's List of Lists and Direct Search, a compilation of invisible Web databases. He has received numerous awards which include the Innovations in Technology award (2002) and the Anges Henebry award (2004) from the Special Libraries Association and Alumnus of the Year (2004) from Wayne State University.

Price holds a master's degree in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich.

About Ask Jeeves, Inc.

As the 7th largest global web property (comScore Media Metrix, December 2005), Ask Jeeves, Inc. delivers world-class information retrieval products through a diverse portfolio of Web sites, portals and downloadable applications. Ask Jeeves' search and search-based portal brands include: Ask Jeeves (Ask.com, Ask.co.uk and Ask.es), the Ask Jeeves Japan joint venture (Ask.jp), Ask Jeeves Kids (AJKids.com), Bloglines (bloglines.com), Excite (excite.com), iWon (iwon.com), My Way (myway.com) and Fun Web Products (funwebproducts.com). Additionally, Ask Jeeves owns differentiated search technology, as well as natural language processing, portal and ad-serving technologies. Ask Jeeves generates revenue from advertisers seeking to reach the company's broad-based online audience. Founded in 1996, Ask Jeeves became a wholly-owned business of IAC/InterActiveCorp in July, 2005. Its headquarters are located in Oakland, California, with offices throughout the United States, as well as in Europe and Asia.

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