Expert Available to Discuss Regent M&A Activity in Internet Search Arena


The following UCLA Anderson School of Management expert is available for interviews regarding recent mergers & acquisitions activities in the Internet search arena, including Barry Diller's electronic-commerce company IAC/InterActiveCorp.'s $1.85 billion purchase of Ask Jeeves Inc., the Web-search service.

Robert Foster
Executive Director, Center for Management in the Information Economy
Adjunct Associate Professor, Decisions, Operations & Technology Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Phone: (310) 206-0937
Prof. Foster created and teaches a popular high technology management course, along with courses in business plan development and entrepreneurship.  He began teaching full-time in 1999 after a successful career as president/CEO of four technology firms.  Prof. Foster can comment on the recent spate of mergers and acquisitions activity in the Internet search engine arena as firms seek to capitalize on online advertising revenue opportunities.

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