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Posts tagged with Vertical Search

Local.com launches in the UK

Local.com has just launched a UK version of its site, providing searchable local listings for a range of products and services.


Is Zillow.com the new Boo.com?

Disruptive US-based real estate aggregator Zillow continues to confound and amaze with the news that it has raised another $30m, taking its total fundraising to a staggering $87m.

Yep, $87m. I normally turn instantly prickly when I hear the phrase ‘Bubble 2.0’, but I may have to revise my view slightly. I'd hate for Zillow to be burning cash at a rate not seen since the heady days of Boo.com.

Yet in this day and age $87m is a fortune. Internet businesses just don’t need that kind of money to put themselves on the map. Or do they?


VibeAgent - a hotel review site

VibeAgent is a hotel search and review site that's currently in private beta - users submit hotel reviews and recommendations, while the site allows you to book the hotel online.


Nestoria used as an example of Google Maps API

Congratulations to UK property search engine Nestoria following the news that it has been selected by Google for a case study on the use of the Google Maps API.



Trulia raises $10m in funding

US vertical property search engine Trulia has raised $10m (£5m) in a third round of funding led by Sequoia Capital. The company has now raised $17.7m (£8.9m) to date.


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Nestoria launches in Spain

Property website Nestoria is set to launch a version of its vertical search engine in Spain.

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Is mobile search set to take off?

The release of Google Maps Mobile last week in the UK got a distinct lack of coverage, yet it is a tool that underpins the huge opportunities for local mobile search.

These are currently drastically under-exploited - indeed, local mobile search is where the real value of mobile search lies, i.e. search in relation to your physical location.


Google dumps Froogle brand, cleans up UI

Google has announced some fairly dramatic steps aimed at reviving Froogle, its shopping comparison service, with a redesign of its user interface and a change of name.

The service now has a much more ‘it does what it says on the tin’ brand – Google Product Search – as well as a front end that the ad giant says will be simpler to use.


Property search engine nets funding

Property search engine Zoomf has landed a second round of financing from web investment fund Howzat Media .

The move will see Hugo Burge, Howzat’s co-founder and vice chairman of price comparison site Cheapflights, joining Zoomf’s board.


Q&A: Indeed CEO Paul Forster

Indeed.com Indeed.com aggregates millions of jobs every month, providing users with an comprehensive overview of the recruitment market.

Backed by the New York Times, the company has gone from strength to strength, and now indexes ads from more than 5,000 jobs boards.

I caught up with CEO Paul Forster to find out more about the company's progress to date, and plans for the future...

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Q&A: Polly Gowers of Everyclick

Polly Gowers is the managing director of Everyclick, the UK-based search engine which gives away half of its gross revenues to good causes. Launched last year, it syndicates search results from Ask.com and is being used by several charities as a fundraising tool.

We asked Polly a few questions about how the company has been able to influence users’ search habits, and how its new round of funding is going.

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Interview with Ed Freyfogle of Nestoria

Nestoria is a property-focused vertical search engine based in the UK, founded by former engineers at Yahoo.

I talked to co-founder Ed Freyfogle to find out more about the site, the challenges of starting up in the UK and APIs...