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  • A Few Questions For Looksmart's CEO Jean-Yves Dexmier  [View instapost]
    Hi LookgConfident,

    This is Ben Plomion from Chango. Thank you for your complimentary comments on our company. I wanted to jump-in and provide more color to your point about Google's search data.

    It is true that Google is encrypting more and more search data. Why they are doing it remains a subject for controversy. There are many passionate views on that topic and I won't venture there.

    One thing to point out though is there are many ways to collect search data. Google doesn't own all the data and search data is available from many other places beyond search engines.

    I actually wrote an article on this topic in Search Engine Watch. Here's the link to it:

    Have a good day

    Ben Plomion
    VP Marketing & Partnerships
    Jan 8, 2013. 06:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Could Chango (With Its Recent $12M In Funding) Now Buy Looksmart's Ad Network? [View instapost]
    Hi LC -
    Thank you for your interest. The company doesn't comment on potential acquisitions. But the press release was pretty clear the additional funding will be used to grow organically.

    "Chango will support geographic, industry and product expansion with 50 new open positions in sales, engineering, marketing, client services, and ad operations."

    Ben Plomion
    Dec 12, 2012. 02:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ben Plomion Of CHANGO Explodes 5 Myths About Search Data [View instapost]
    No harm done, it's only data :-) We are happy you were able to clear out any confusion.

    Ben Plomion
    Oct 18, 2012. 01:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment