OAKLAND, CA: Ask.com has named Mary Osako SVP of corporate communications. Osaka will be responsible for creating a global communications strategy for the company and driving all aspects of PR, including strategic planning, media relations, reputation management, internal communications and industry relations. Before joining Ask.com, Osako was VP of corporate communications for Yahoo where she oversaw international and global policy communications efforts. At Yahoo, Osako also handled PR efforts for Yahoo’s communications products, online communities, and mobile and broadband businesses. Prior to Yahoo, Osako managed consumer and wireless Internet media relations efforts at Sprint. She has also worked with a number of clients including The Walt Disney Company, the Los Angeles Music Center and Sun America.