Barry Feeds 20% More Growth to Ask Jeeves

Dec 19, 2005 - 1:48 pm 0 by
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Andy shows that The Street reports that Diller Asks Jeeves to Grow. Specifically by 20% says Berkowitz;

Barry Diller's Internet empire expects to increase the staff at its Ask Jeeves search engine by about 20%, Ask Jeeves head Steve Berkowitz says. The expansion comes as Jeeves, which employs 650 workers now, posts solid gains in traffic but remains overshadowed by its more famous and deeper-pocketed rivals. IAC shares are down 10% for the year.

Steve Berkowitz adds that they need to continue to grow and capture market share.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld where Mack explains that this is a "sharp contrast to their UK opperations where they laid off a large proportion of their sales staff." Think they are letting their UK division go to hell?

 

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