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Former Ask.com CEO Lanzone Launches Video Search Engine

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Next on for former Ask.com CEO Jim Lanzone: Clicker, a startup that promises to be a TV guide of sorts for video content online. Lanzone, who leads Clicker as CEO, introduced the startup’s service at TechCrunch 50, explaining that it provides a structured way to search for available video content across the web. A deal with Boxee will also let users search Clicker from their TV sets.

The service is currently in private beta (Sign up to test it here). It’s ad supported, but Lanzone said the company is also planning to introduce a paid “Pro version,” which will presumably have some additional features. He also said Clicker had raised $8 million in a round earlier this year from Redpoint Ventures and Benchmark Capital. Lanzone joined Redpoint as an entrepreneur in residence after leaving Ask in early 2008.