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edgeio and HarvestINFO agree to partnership

» 20 June 2007 » In announcement, edgeio, News, partnership » 1 Comment

HarvestINFO announced today that it has entered into an agreement with edgeio to distribute newspaper classified ads through the edgeio network. Here is the press release.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Media Contact:
Ron Hutson, Vice President of Sales
HarvestINFO, Inc.
513.701.3000 ext. 276


ron.hutson@harvestinfo.com

edgeio and HarvestINFO partner to enable
wide distribution of newspaper classifieds.

edgeio and HarvestINFO provide wide ranging
distribution of classifieds and merchandise to
shoppers – driving traffic to local newspaper sites.

LOVELAND, OH, June 20, 2007
HarvestINFO and edgeio announced today that the
companies have partnered to enable broad
distribution of classifieds and merchandise
advertising across the edgeio network to enable
shoppers to find the products and services they
desire and drive traffic to local newspaper web
sites. The distribution arrangement enables
newspapers to gain greater visibility for their
advertisers and additional traffic to the online
advertising.

Joe Rueth, CEO at HarvestINFO, states that
"HarvestINFO is proud to announce our partnership
with edgeio. We look forward to working with edgeio
to further promote our newspaper customers ability
to add value for their advertisers and drive
additional traffic to the local website."

Keith Teare, CEO at edgeio said, “Classified
listings belong where people read their content.
Today’s Internet has millions of sites where people
show up and read. By partnering with HarvestINFO,
together we can enable newspaper originated listings
to show up alongside relevant Internet content and
drive traffic to the newspaper’s web sites. We are
excited to be working with HarvestINFO”.

About HarvestINFO, Inc.
HarvestINFO, Inc. provides leading edge local
search, online shopping, and online advertising
technology solutions for hundreds of media clients,
representing 50 publishing groups, worldwide. Since
1996, HarvestINFO has delivered solutions that
enable media clients to strengthen their commitment
of service to local advertisers and consumers, and
compete in their local marketplace. For more
information on what HarvestINFO can do for your
local franchise, please visit

www.harvestinfo.com

About edgeio

edgeio is a leader in online listings platforms. The
company’s vision is to provide an open platform that
enables listings providers, advertisers and other
content providers to interact with users across all
platforms. Products include edgedirect, edgeio.com
(and its Chinese sister site mulu100.com) and edgeio
marketplaces plus a rich set of APIs. edgeio is
based in Palo Alto, Calif. and was founded in 2005
by Keith Teare, the company’s chairman of the board
and chief executive officer, and Michael Arrington,
a member of edgeio’s board of directors. For more
information see
www.edgeio.com/
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Gumiyo builds cell phone classifieds experience on edgeio Platform

» 19 June 2007 » In announcement, edgeio, News, partnership, Press Release » 2 Comments

Gumiyo (http://www.gumiyo.com) and edgeio announced today that the edgeio classified listings service is now available to cellular customers using a custom user interface built by Gumiyo and leveraging edgeio’s API’s.

Below is the full press release.
MobileCrunch Coverage here

edgeio Classifieds Listings Extended to Cell Phones Using the Gumiyo Platform

Download this press release as an Adobe PDF document.

Classifieds on-the-go merges the two fastest growing technology segments–online classifieds and mobile phones

Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2007 — Gumiyo and edgeio announced today their cooperation to bring online classifieds into the mobile space. Commencing with edgeio's extensive real estate section, Gumiyo will deliver listings to interested people on the go, making those listing accessible to mobile, online buyers. In seconds, buyers can review listings on their phones–photos and all–and connect directly with the sellers.



True to the company's tagline "Connecting Buyers and Sellers," Gumiyo gives edgeio sellers added methods, including text-messaging and web-activated telephony, that enable buyers to reach them directly from a mobile listing. Consequently, targeted listings are not only available to buyers anytime and anywhere, but sellers are available to those buyers anytime and anywhere. The result is the true goal of a classified listing–a connection between a buyer and a seller as quickly and as efficiently as possible.




edgeio is committed to innovation in the world of online classifieds, and has enabled a rich set of open APIs that we can use. This is a big reason why we've been syndicating Gumiyo listings to them since day one. Now, edgeio sellers can enter the mobile space with little to no effort.

"edgeio has built a significant classified listings platform. We have APIs for inbound and outbound traffic. Gumiyo is leveraging our APIs to deliver a compelling experience to sellers and buyers, across the mobile platform." Said edgeio CEO Keith Teare. "In the future it should be possible for Gumiyo to build mobile applications across all listings verticals, using MMS, SMS, WAP, Widgets and many other user interfaces."



"Our partnership with edgeio is very complementary and it makes perfect sense," says Shuki Lehavi, CEO and co-founder of Gumiyo. "edgeio is committed to innovation in the world of online classifieds, and has enabled a rich set of open APIs that we can use. This is a big reason why we've been syndicating Gumiyo listings to them since day one. Now, edgeio sellers can enter the mobile space with little to no effort."



About Edgeio

edgeio is a leader in online listings platforms. The company's vision is to provide an open platform that enables listings providers, advertisers and other content providers to interact with users across all platforms. Products include edgedirect, edgeio.com (and its Chinese sister site mulu100.com) and edgeio marketplaces plus a rich set of APIs. edgeio is based in Palo Alto, Calif. and was founded in 2005 by Keith Teare, the company's chairman of the board and chief executive officer, and Michael Arrington, a member of edgeio's board of directors. For more information see http://www.edgeio.com/



About Gumiyo

Gumiyo connects buyers and sellers by extending the traditional online marketplace to mobile phones. Always on and always connected, Gumiyo provides a marketplace that links buyers and sellers in real-time who connect, communicate, and complete the deal.



Founded by Shuki Lehavi and Rich Abronson in Woodland Hills, CA, Gumiyo is committed to revolutionizing the mobile consumer-to-consumer commerce experience. For more information please visit http://www.gumiyo.com/


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Gumiyo Blog Post here

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Vacapedia uses edgeio platform to distribute listings.

» 15 May 2007 » In announcement, edgeio, partnership, Press Release » 2 Comments

Ashwin Kedia is the founder and CEO of Vacapedia (and a great guy to boot!). Today he announced a partnership that we put together over the past few months. The press release is here:


Vacapedia.com and Edgeio Team up to Offer Vacation Rentals Listings to Users of Edgeio.com and Revenue Sharing Opportunities to Partner Web Sites

Vacapedia.com, a leading aggregator of vacation rentals online and Edgeio, the company that brings together, searches and distributes the world's listings, have combined forces to offer vacation rentals on the edgeio.com web site and to owners of Classified Boards hosted on the edgeio marketplaces platform.

(PRWEB) May 15, 2007 — Vacapedia.com, a leading aggregator of vacation rentals online and Edgeio, the company that brings together, searches and distributes the world's listings, have combined forces to offer vacation rentals on the edgeio.com web site and to owners of Classified Boards hosted on the edgeio marketplaces platform.



Keith Teare, ceo/co-founder of edgeio said: "A vacation rental is the preferred accommodation for me and my family during our travels. We share that in common with many travelers. Renting enables travelers to gain insight into the local culture, enjoy good locations and views at affordable rates, all under ones own control. We are excited to be part of this growing trend in the travel industry. The alliance with Vacapedia.com enables us to offer close to 65,000 vacation rentals in over 45 countries on our web site and to owners of travel-focused classified boards hosted on the edgeio marketplaces platform."




edgeio is a leader in online listings with content and online traffic from over 160 countries. Vacapedia.com hosts thousands of vacation homes globally and our inventory is growing everyday. This partnership greatly extends our reach to travelers looking for a vacation rental for their next vacation.

Edgeio will soon offer classified board owners the ability to backfill their board with edgeio data. Using data from Vacapedia, web site owners will be able to create new travel focused classified boards. Travel blogs and other website owners will be able to add a vacation rentals section to their site.



Vacapedia.com ceo/co-founder, Ashwin Kedia, said "edgeio is a leader in online listings with content and online traffic from over 160 countries. Vacapedia.com hosts thousands of vacation homes globally and our inventory is growing everyday. This partnership greatly extends our reach to travelers looking for a vacation rental for their next vacation."



About edgeio

edgeio is a leader in online listings. The company's vision is to bring together, search and distribute the world's listings. Products include edgedirect, edgeio.com (and its Chinese sister site mulu100.com) and edgeio marketplaces. edgeio is based in Palo Alto, Calif. and was founded in 2005 by Keith Teare, the company's chairman of the board and chief executive officer, and Michael Arrington, a member of edgeio's board of directors. For more information see http://www.edgeio.com/



About Vacapedia

Vacapedia is the leading aggregator of vacation rentals online. There are close to 65,000 vacation rentals on Vacapedia.com. The company offers online booking of vacation rentals, user feedback and destination information. Vacapedia also syndicates it content to various travel related website. For additional information on Vacapedia, Inc., visit www.vacapedia.com.



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