The next Ask.com personality to leave Ask.com is Antonio Gulli who was hired about four years ago to lead up the technology team in the European R&D center. Antonio announced he is leaving and explained what he worked while at Ask.com.
He worked on:
- Image Search
- News and Blog search
- Video News Search
- Core Web Search Infrastructure
- RealTime Fresh Web Ranking
- Core Frontend Platform for UK
Here was Antonio’s bio prior to joining Ask.com:
Antonio was the creator of the first Italian Search engine in 1998, Arianna, and he was CEO/CTO of Ideare (sold to Tiscali S.p.a. in 2001) where he created products such as audio, video, and image search. Antonio has recently been working on a PhD in Pisa, researching the areas of Information Retrieval, Web Clustering, and Web Ranking technologies. You can explore his areas of research and play with the applications that he has developed at http://www.di.unipi.it/~gulli/.
We would like to wish you the best with your new ventures Antonio.
Postscript: On August 29th, Antonio informed us that he has joined the Microsoft Bing team. He will be working in the new Search Technology Centre (STC) in Europe on the Bing Search technology and “leading all the engineering development for UX and verticals in Europe.”