Citysearch Names Emad Fanous as Vice President of Technology

Industry Veteran to Lead Software Development and Technical Operations

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Citysearch.com, a leading local search service, today announced that Emad Fanous has been named as its new vice president of technology. As vice president of technology, Fanous is responsible for Citysearch's overall technology initiatives, including developing and driving the company's roadmap, managing software development and overseeing Web operations.

"Emad brings a proven track record of accomplishment in software development and operations to his position as vice president of technology," said Briggs Ferguson, president, Citysearch. "His impressive combination of experiences will be a great asset as we drive to achieve our aggressive growth goals and continue to deliver on our Local Pay for Performance advertising model."

Fanous has worked for Citysearch since November 2000, starting as a senior engineer and working his way through the ranks to most recently serving as Citysearch's director of development. In his tenure at Citysearch, Fanous has been responsible for a broad range of Website development projects, including the development of Citysearch's Pay for Performance search engine, the Internet's first Local Pay for Performance advertising model. Prior to joining Citysearch, Fanous held various positions at Homepage.com and USC's Information Sciences Institute. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California Los Angeles.

About Citysearch

Citysearch is a leading local search service, providing the most up-to-date information on businesses, from restaurants and retail, to travel and professional services. Citysearch empowers users to make informed decisions about where to spend their time and money by delivering more than 500,000 editorial and user reviews of local businesses. Through its unique Local Pay For Performance (PFP) service, Citysearch enables businesses to capture their most relevant customers online while paying only for the leads received. Citysearch is both the number one provider of in-depth restaurant information on the web, influencing more than a million people a month about where to eat, and the number three local directory, supplying information for every domestic zip code. Citysearch is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (Nasdaq: IACI).

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