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MSN Buys Desktop Search Tool, Re-Orgs Sales Team

MSN has fired a couple more salvos in the search wars: The company announced it acquired Lookout Software, makers of a personal Microsoft Outlook search tool. Lookout, compatible with Outlook 2003, enables fast search on a user’s own PC for e-mail, files, Outlook data such as calendar entries, and desktop searches.

The acquisition comes about two weeks after MSN launched a revamped version of its search.

MSN also announced organizational changes within its ad sales team. Among the relevant ones, Mark Ugar was named senior sales director, verticals responsible for vertical revenue including entertainment, Latino, sports, financial services, retail, and automotive.

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