Company Readies for Aggressive Hiring as It Continues to Grow Market Share
OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 10-- Ask Jeeves, Inc., a leading provider of information retrieval technologies, brands and Internet advertising services, today announced that the company has relocated its South Bay operations into a new, larger space in Campbell, California. The new office will accommodate Ask Jeeves employees from numerous departments, with a focus on product development and engineering. In addition to the new office in Campbell, Ask Jeeves has also expanded its corporate headquarters in Oakland, California. The office expansions come on the heels of recent news that Ask Jeeves grew market share faster than Yahoo, MSN and AOL in September 2005, according to comScore Media Metrix (September, 2005).
"As a growing company in one of the hottest high-tech sectors, we needed to increase our workspace across our Bay Area locations to meet our aggressive hiring efforts," said Glen Sunnergren, senior vice president of human resources at Ask Jeeves. "Our growth plans will allow us to accelerate development of the world-class search and information-retrieval that we have been creating in our Oakland and Silicon Valley offices for years."
The new 16,000 square foot Campbell office space will accommodate new hires to the Ask Jeeves corporation, as well as current employees being relocated from the former offices in Los Gatos. The modern warehouse space is over one hundred percent larger than the previous Silicon Valley offices, and features high ceilings, lots of light and an environment that fosters open collaboration between developers. The Ask Jeeves Campbell office will be located at 655 Technology Parkway, with a central location that offers quick access to major highways and mass transit, as well as parks, basketball courts and a nearby golf course.
"With offices in both the East Bay and Silicon Valley, we are able to access the broadest pool of talented professionals across much of the Bay Area," continued Sunnergren. "We find that Ask Jeeves` success, along with an environment that enables every individual to have a direct impact on both the business and the millions of users we reach, is appealing to the driven, entrepreneurial-spirit of Bay Area job seekers."
As one of the top growing technology organizations in the Bay Area and the 7th largest US Web property, according to comScore Media Metrix (September, 2005), Ask Jeeves offers a workplace environment that fosters employee innovation and teamwork. Ask Jeeves employees also have the opportunity to be directly involved in the creation and development of technologies to help make finding and using information on the Web easier.
In addition to the new office in Campbell, Ask Jeeves has also expanded their corporate headquarters within the Class A office building at 555 12th Street in Oakland, which the company moved into in 2004. Since this move, the Ask Jeeves organization has increased rapidly, warranting the acquisition of additional space within the building.
About Ask Jeeves, Inc.
As the 7th largest global web property (comScore Media Metrix, September, 2005), Ask Jeeves Inc. delivers world-class information retrieval products through a diverse portfolio of Web sites, portals and downloadable applications. Ask Jeeves` search and search-based portal brands include: Ask Jeeves (Ask.com, Ask.co.uk and es.Ask.com), the Ask Jeeves Japan joint venture (Ask.jp), Ask Jeeves for Kids (AJKids.com), Bloglines (bloglines.com), Excite (excite.com), iWon (iwon.com), My Way (myway.com) and Fun Web Products (funwebproducts.com). Additionally, Ask Jeeves owns proprietary search technology Teoma, as well as natural language processing, portal and ad-serving technologies. Ask Jeeves generates revenue from advertisers seeking to reach the company`s broad-based online audience. Founded in 1996, Ask Jeeves became a wholly-owned business of IAC/InterActiveCorp in July, 2005. Its headquarters are located in Oakland, California, with offices throughout the United States, as well as in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.ask.com/ or call 510-985-7400.
Heather Staples, Ask Jeeves Public Relations
Darcy Cobb, Dotted Line Communications