The silly NYT is still talking about "Jeeves". I would be on the phone immediately if I worked for Ask.
Kevin Johnson, the head of the Microsoft division that includes Windows and Internet services, said Mr. Berkowitz would be a senior vice president, succeeding David Cole, who is going on leave in May.
Mr. Berkowitz, however, will have more limited responsibilities than Mr. Cole had. He will run marketing, sales and business development for MSN and the new Windows Live brand, which is meant to incorporate Microsoft's mail, instant message and search services. He will not oversee product development.
With MSN Search actually losing market share, Live is their best shot at some competitive magic, IMO. This will be fun to watch,