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IAC and Google Sign Multi-Year Deal
Nov 12, 2007 (10:11 AM EST)
NEW YORK, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IAC and Google today announced an extended and broadened agreement whereby Google will provide Ask.com and IAC's other Internet brands with sponsored listings. Additional terms of the five-year agreement were not disclosed.
"It is just great that Ask.com has been able to extend its agreement with Google. They are clearly the market leaders and their remarkably efficient operation will greatly benefit Ask.com and our other internet properties," said Barry Diller, IAC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
"We are very happy to extend our long-standing relationship with IAC and we look forward to continuing to work with them as an important Google partner," said Eric Schmidt, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Google Inc.
A leading search engine on the Web, Ask.com combines world-class search technology with one-of-a-kind search tools to help people get what they are looking for faster. Ask.com sites include Ask.com US ( http://www.Ask.com ), Ask.com Deutschland, Ask.com Espana, Ask.com France, Ask.com Italia, Ask.com Japan, Ask.com Nederland and Ask.com UK. Additionally, Ask.com syndicates its search technology and advertising units to a network of affiliate partners. Ask.com is a division of IAC Search & Media, a wholly-owned business of IAC .
IAC operates leading and diversified businesses in sectors being transformed by the internet, online and offline ... our mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. To view a full list of the companies of IAC please visit our website at http://iac.com .
Contact Information: Ask.com Communications Mary Osako / Nicholas Graham (212) 314-7291 / (571) 291-2967 IAC Corporate Communications Jonathan Sanchez / Andrea Riggs (212) 314-7254 / 7280
CONTACT: Jonathan Sanchez, +1-212-314-7254, or Andrea Riggs,+1-212-314-7280, both of IAC Corporate Communications; Mary Osako,+1-212-314-7291, or Nicholas Graham, +1-571-291-2967, both of Ask.comCommunications
Web site: http://www.iac.com/ http://www.Ask.com/