Patented Semantic Search Technology Organizes Business Information from the Web for Easy-to-digest Profiles on Companies, People and Jobs
April 2, 2007 – Waltham, Mass. – ZoomInfo™ today unveiled a new ZoomInfo.com featuring comprehensive search optimized for the business user, including free access to in-depth information on millions of companies, people and jobs. The more than four million monthly visitors to the business information search engine will also benefit from more powerful searches, the ability to save and forward searches, and a rich integration of Indeed.com's comprehensive job search. ZoomInfo.com users will benefit from highly relevant search results delivered via its patented semantic search technology in an organized, easy-to-digest format.
The new ZoomInfo.com is the first market-ready semantic search engine. It continually crawls the Business Web – the millions of corporate Web sites, press releases, electronic news services, SEC filings and other online sources – then semantically tags, aggregates and organizes the information into easy-to-digest and easy-to-search profiles optimized for business users searching for information on people, companies, products and services, and industries.
"Just as Travelocity or Expedia provide a single search site optimized for travelers, the new ZoomInfo.com is optimized for business users," said Bryan Burdick, COO of ZoomInfo. "Prior to this release, no site existed that allowed business users to find business information as quickly and easily as they can with ZoomInfo.com. Instead, they had to pay costly annual premiums to business information services in order to access information on a limited number of companies, or manually read and digest the thousands of Web results for a specific search on Google or other general search engines. With the new ZoomInfo.com, business users can quickly and easily find information on millions of companies, markets and industries for free."
By moving to a traditional search engine business model and incorporating highly relevant advertising, ZoomInfo is able to provide free access to the deepest, freshest and most comprehensive information available on more than 3.5 million companies, including detailed descriptions, M&A activities, their revenues, key employees, competitors and current job openings. Business users can search for companies by name, product category, industry, market niche and more, and can expand or narrow their searches using ZoomInfo.com's automatically generated recommendations.
Once a specific company or list of companies is identified, users can quickly conduct a "pivot" search to find people or jobs at those companies. For a monthly fee, users can also conduct searches to identify names, titles and contact information for executives at those companies. New features on ZoomInfo.com include:
Jonathan Stern , CEO and founder of ZoomInfo . "Now, business users have a single site to find the information they need, instantly and without having to sift through thousands of irrelevant results. With the new ZoomInfo.com , we're extending much of the semantic search capabilities from our flagship subscription product, ZoomInfo PowerSearch , to our free site to improve our users' experience. We also continue to focus considerable resources on improved algorithms that increase the accuracy and freshness of our information, which will be released today and over the coming months."
ZoomInfo is re-defining how businesspeople connect with opportunities that drive business growth. Founded in 2000, ZoomInfo is the only business information provider with continuously updated, multi-sourced, highly relevant business information and unrivalled tools to quickly pinpoint contacts and accelerate success. Built on proprietary and patented Web crawling and community-contributed content — with intelligent matching and profile-creating technologies — the ZoomInfo" Database currently spans 5 million businesses and 50 million employees. It is at the heart of all ZoomInfo applications including: ZoomInfo" Directory, its popular free website where businesspeople manage their own profiles and search for companies and employees; ZoomInfo" Pro, the company's flagship software-as-a-service offering, providing the most advanced searching capabilities on the market; and ZoomInfo" Enterprise Solutions, which include customized data and integration with customer software applications.
ZoomInfo serves millions of businesspeople from start-ups to blue-chip companies (including leading brands such as Amazon, Microsoft, Time Warner, Wal-Mart, Yahoo! and the top U.S. recruiting firms), For more information, go to www.zoominfo.com or call (866) 904-9666. Follow ZoomInfo on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and the "Follow the Lead" blog (followthelead.zoominfo.com).
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