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.
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 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."
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/
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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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 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."
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/
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.