Infoseek's new direction

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Infoseek Corp. Chairman Robin Johnson says the search engine company is "growing like a weed," despite the recent departure of several sales and marketing executives. Although he conceded Infoseek's first-quarter revenues were flat compared with the fourth quarter, he said the company is adding more products and more staff.

The hiring last week of Harry Motro, senior VP of CNN Interactive, as Infoseek's president represents the direction the company is heading, Mr. Johnson said. "Harry's charter is to understand where the market is, where it might be going, which type of products would serve it best and how to build and market those products," Mr. Johnson said.

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