Buena Vista Internet Group names new head of Go.com

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Kevin Mayer has been named exec VP-general manager of the Go.com portal, it was announced today by Buena Vista Internet Group Chairman Steve Bornstein and President Steve Wadsworth. The appointment will be effective Nov. 17, when Disney's previously announced transaction to acquire Infoseek Corp. is expected to close. Mr. Mayer will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Go.com Web portal business and for the development of strategies to grow the business globally. In addition, he will oversee entertainment sites Mr. Showbiz and Wall of Sound. Most recently he served as exec VP-TV network/broadband product and international, at Buena Vista Internet Group, where he oversaw ABC Internet Group, ESPN Internet Group and Buena Vista Internet Group's various international businesses.

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