Jon Glick Joins Become.com from Yahoo!
-- Search Veteran is Named Senior Director of Product Search and Comparison Shopping
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- March 29, 2005 -- Become.com, a search engine that helps people find product reviews and relevant buying information, today announced that search engine expert Jon Glick has joined as Senior Director of Product Search and Comparison Shopping. Glick brings more than 14 years of experience in technical management, marketing and search technologies. He will head the development of Become.com's comparison shopping service, and will report to Chris Kermoian, Vice President of Product Management.
Glick joins Become.com from Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO) where he headed Product Management for Yahoo!'s web crawling, indexing, search relevancy, and assisted search initiatives. He was an instrumental part of the team that launched Yahoo!'s in-house web search in 2004, displacing Google (NASDAQ: GOOG). Previously he served as Director of Internet Search for both Overture Services and AltaVista.
"Jon is exceptionally talented in designing and delivering industry-leading technologies in the internet search space. He's one of the recognized leaders in web search, and we are thrilled to have him as part of the management team here at Become.com," said Michael Yang, founder, president and CEO of Become.com.
"While search has improved significantly, both the core technology of link analysis and the user interface haven't changed much since Google launched in the late '90s. Become.com has the ability to revolutionize both," said Mr. Glick. "I'm excited to join Become.com and be part of the next revolution in internet search and online shopping. Become.com has a fantastic team, bleeding edge technology, and is well positioned to redefine the internet search experience," added Glick.
Glick holds an M.B.A. with distinction from the Harvard Business School, and a B.S. in Computer-Aided Mechanical Design from Cornell University. He currently lives in Menlo Park, CA, and is a frequent triathlon competitor.
Become.com is a search engine for shopping that helps people find product reviews and buying information on millions of products across the web. Founded by Michael Yang and Yeogirl Yun, founders of pioneering online comparison shopping site mySimon, Become.com indexes over 2.2 billion pages of shopping related information from over 20 million web sites and uses proprietary ranking technology AIR (Affinity Index Ranking) to deliver targeted and relevant information for shopping searches.