InterActiveCorp has announced that Jim Lanzone, Ask.com's general manager, will replace Steve Berkowitz as Ask's chief executive. to head up Microsoft's MSN and Windows Live expansion. , trailing behind Google, Microsoft and Yahoo.
"Jim is one of the most respected leaders in the search industry, having been principally responsible every day for the turnaround of the Ask product and brand over the past several years," IAC President and COO Doug Lebda said in a statement. Lanzone joined Ask ( ) in 2001 as vice president of product management. Previously, he served for five years at eTour, an early cost-per-lead and information retrieval Web service that .