Key Microsoft Executive Yusuf Mehdi Leaves Bing Division For XBox

Yusuf Mehdi, who reportedly is the " longest-running executive in Microsoft’s Online Services Division," (which houses Bing) is heading over to the company's Xbox division. Reasons for the shift aren't entirely clear. But Mehdi is a key executive for "OSD" and was instrumental in the creation and successful launch of Bing. According to the internal memo obtained by Geekwire, Mehdi and his tenure are described as follows: Yusuf has been involved with leading Microsoft Online Services businesses longer than anyone else on the OSD LT, and has been a pivotal leader at critical milestones of [...]


Blinkx, Video Search Engine, To Power Ask.com Video Search

Blinkx Strikes Ask.com Video Search-Engine Deal from CNNMoney.com reports that video search engine Blinkx will power Ask.com's video search. This deal will give Ask.com access to Blinkx's 12 million hours of audio and video content. Each time a user searches for Blinkx's content, Ask.com has agreed to pay a fee, according to the release. Reportedly, a Blinkx area on the Ask.com site will be how users access the audio and video content. "Ask.com's momentum is impressive and we're very proud to be powering their new video search offering," said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blink [...]


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