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Ask.com hires former Google executive

Cesar Mascaraque to head up European operations

   
3:29 pm on Jan 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Ask.com has hired former Google executive Cesar Mascaraque as its new European managing director starting 4 February 2008.

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5:10 am on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Mascaraque said in a statement that Ask.com is the fastest growing search engine and that it is "an exciting time to join".

Interesting as the figures from Hitwise don't depict the "Fastest Growing Search Engine" comment.

2007 December 4.14%
2007 November 4.63%
2007 October 4.76%
2007 September 4.32%
2006 October 4.34%

"I have watched the brand set itself apart from competitors by pioneering new products and offering innovative ways of bringing search to users," he said.

I'll agree. Ask does have an interesting media blitz going on and have been for the past 12 months or so. Between the Unibomber Billboards and the TV Commercials, the Ask Brand is getting out there. ;)