’s Founder Of Search Technology Leaves: Apostolos Gerasoulis

I just got word that the co-founder of Teoma, the search engine acquired to power natural search, Apostolos Gerasoulis has left Apostolos Gerasoulis was the executive vice president of search technology for

If you look his Linkedin profile you will see his current position is no longer being at Here is a screen shot:

Apostolos Leaves

Apostolos has been the force behind all the search technology deployed at for the past years. Him leaving is another major let down for the future of’s core search technology. Most of you know my thoughts on’s focus or lack-there-of, for when it comes to search.

Like I said above, this is a significant change for Not only was he the lead of all search at and the founder of the technology, he was also used in several commercials. I don’t believe the commercials were a huge success, just like the others, but clearly, Apostolos was an important part of

Personally, I was a huge fan of Apostolos, as I was of Jim Lanzone,’s former CEO.

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