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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.
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edgeio Classifieds Listings Extended to Cell Phones Using the Gumiyo Platform

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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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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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AdStar and edgeio Partner to Broaden Classified Advertising Opportunities for Advertisers and Newspapers

» 21 February 2007 » In announcement, edgeio, marketplaces, News, Press Release » No Comments

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Adstar announced today that they are partnering with edgeio to extend our marketplaces platform to address more than 100 of the largest newspapers in the US.

The partnership will go live during Q2 2007.

The impact of the deal will be that anybody listing in an edgeio classified board anywhere on the Internet will be able additionally list on a print newspaper in their area.

Adstar will provide all of the billing and pricing management for the listings.

We hope this is the start of a significant partnership with the team at Adstar.

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edgeio launches Classified Boards

» 20 February 2007 » In announcement, edgeio, marketplaces, Press Release » 2 Comments

We released today:

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Press Release

edgeio launches Classified Boards, the first application of its new marketplaces platform and a major partnership with AdStar.
Palo Alto, CA February 20, 2007

edgeio, the company that brings together, searches and distributes the world’s listings, today launched edgeio Classified Boards (http://marketplaces.edgeio.com) a service enabling bloggers and website owners to add their own classified section to their site.

With edgeio Classified Boards, owners can create any type of classified listing board from jobs to autos to housing, anything they can think of. Through user generated listings, site owners can increase their value and maximize their revenue. edgeio provides payment processing, affiliate management, hosting, customization tools and tools for enabling networks of classified boards to emerge.

Keith Teare, CEO and co-founder of edgeio said:

“The edgeio marketplaces platform, and its first application – Classified Boards, enables any web site to create a free classifieds board, and to take listings into it – either in return for a fee or for free. This should make it possible for web sites to do what newspapers and magazines have done for hundreds of years – make revenue from classified listings alongside their revenue for advertising.”

An edgeio classified board is free to set up for any web site owner. The board can accept free listings or fee based listings. In the case of fee based listings the owner sets the price, and also defines a revenue share percentage for affiliates. edgeio takes 20% of any revenues produced by the fee based boards.

As well as announcing the launch of the marketplaces platform and classified listings boards, edgeio also announced a partnership with AdStar (NASDAQ: ADST). AdStar’s transaction infrastructure powers online classified ad sales for more than 100 of the largest newspapers in the United States, and a growing number of other online and print media companies. edgeio’s partnership with AdStar enables these newspapers as well as newspapers who do not currently work with AdStar to have the option to become part of the edgeio Classified Boards network. A person wishing to list on a blog in say San Francisco can also decide whether to list in local participating newspapers. This partnership will ultimately make newspapers and web sites part of a common classifieds ecosystem. This service is expected to be available to newspapers early in the second quarter of 2007.

“Our partnership demonstrates one more way in which we can implement our Web-based ad transaction technology to further extend advertising opportunities for advertisers around the world, while also providing newspaper publishers with a new source of classified ad revenue. Advertisers still recognize the power of advertising in their local newspapers, and newspapers continue to search for ways to further extend their online reach and generate online revenues. Together, edgeio and AdStar can help both advertisers and newspapers meet their objectives,”

says Leslie Bernhard, president and chief executive officer of AdStar, Inc.

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 edge-direct, 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 AdStar, Inc.
AdStar, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADST – News) is the leading provider of e-commerce transaction software and services for the advertising and publishing industries. AdStar’s proprietary suite of e-commerce services includes remote ad entry software and web-based ad transaction services, as well as payment processing and content processing solutions that are provided through its Edgil Associates subsidiary, the industry’s largest supplier of automated payment processing services. AdStar’s ad transaction infrastructure powers classified ad sales for more than 100 of the largest newspapers in the United States, and a growing number of other online and print media companies. EdgCapture, Edgil’s automated payment process solution, is currently employed by call centers at more than 100 of the nation’s leading newspaper and magazines. AdStar is headquartered in Marina del Rey, Calif., and its Edgil office is located in Billerica, Mass. For additional information on AdStar, Inc., visit www.adstar.com.

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Partnership Announcement

» 30 January 2007 » In announcement, edgeio, listing, Press Release » No Comments

The Real Time Matrix Corp. and edgeio Announce a Strategic Partnership To Bring eCommerce to RSS

New York, NY ­January 30, 2007 ­ The Real Time Matrix Corp., an innovator in real-time matching and re-broadcasting technology, and edgeio,
a leader in online listings, announce a partnership to bring eCommerce to RSS.

At the SIIA conference in New York, The Real Time Matrix Corp. unveiled “Virtual Personal Commerce,” a unique service that enables anyone to describe what they want and have matching item listings sent to them automatically as they appear on the Internet.

The service combines The Real Time Matrix’s iJ.am web router with edgeio’s edgedirect platform to match and deliver listings from over 1000 Web commerce sites, including Amazon, eBay, cafepress and more.

“It’s like having a personal buyer sitting on the Web,” says Jeff Whitehead, CEO, The Real Time Matrix Corp. “Virtual Personal Commerce is radical since I simply describe what I want once, and relevant listings find me as they appear on the net. And they find me wherever I want; cell phone, browser, RSS reader, or instant messenger.”

“By partnering with Real Time Matrix, edgeio can extend the reach of any listing to an always-on, consumer channel,” says Keith Tiere, CEO, edgeio. “Together, we close the gap between seller and buyer by getting relevant listings to anyone the instant they hit the Web.”

The service, scheduled for Q1 release, offers listings through the iJ.am website as well as web widgets placed on any web page. The iJ.am website enables anyone to create personally relevant channels of live web content from the millions of articles published daily to the Internet. It is available at http://iJ.am.

About The Real Time Matrix Corporation

The Real Time Matrix Corporation is a privately-held start-up, co-founded and funded by Edge Venture Capital and based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Real Time Matrix founders have 50 years combined software expertise focused on media distribution, analytics, and messaging. For more information please visit the company’s web site and http://www.realtimematrix.com.

About edgeio corporation:

edgeio is a leader in online listings. Its vision is to bring together, organize and distribute the world’s marketplaces. Products include edgedirect, edgeio.com and mulu100.com. edgeio is based in Menlo Park, California and was founded in 2005 by Keith Teare, its Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, and Michael Arrington, a member of its board of directors. For more information see http://www.edgeio.com.

Real Time Matrix Release here

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Thanks for the coverage

» 24 October 2006 » In conversation, edgeio, News, Press Release » No Comments

Our $5m series A financing has been covered by several leading blogs. Just a quick word of thanks:

Matt Marshall of Venturebeat
Rob Hof of Businessweek
Pete Cashmore of Mashable
Greg Sterling
Techmeme
Mike at TechCrunch

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Series A financing, China web site and Patent filing

» 23 October 2006 » In announcement, edgeio, News, Press Release » 7 Comments

This is the text of a press release we are issuing today (Tuesday 24th October 2006)

Menlo Park, California: October 24th 2006

edgeio corporation announces Series A financing, Chinese web site and Patent filing.

edgeio corporation, a leader in online listings announced today that it has raised $5 million in the first close of a Series A round of financing. The round was led by Intel Capital and also included an investment from Transcosmos Investments and Business Development Inc, a Japanese public company with a Silicon Valley investment arm focused on Internet-based U.S. technology companies expanding into the Japanese marketplace. Investors in the company’s angel funding had their investment converted into A round stock. These include Ron Conway, Jeff Clavier, Claudio Chiuchiarelli, Frank Caufield Jr., RSS Investors, Millenium Technology Ventures, Michael Tanne, Auren Hoffman, Sam Perry, Bill McCabe and Louis Monier.

Since its launch in March 2006 edgeio has successfully become a significant player in the rapidly growing infrastructure for online listings. It has become an essential service to many vendors, across many verticals in many countries, who use it as a part of their strategy for distributing listings and catalogs to attract more customers.

edgeio has over 3000 publishers who upload their listings via its edgedirect service. These include key players in the jobs, autos, real estate, leisure and other sectors. Many bloggers are publishing listings to their blog and having them automatically entered into edgeio through the use of the “listing tag�?. edgeio is also a featured distribution channel for many sites offering to help distribute listings, such as VFlyer, Postlets, the Point2 network and others. Beyond distributing uploaded listings, edgeio brings together content in real time from partners such as eBay, Amazon and CafePress, creating the world’s largest search engine for listings at edgeio.com.

“Our goal is to bring together all of the world’s marketplaces, to organize them vertically and geographically, and then to make this enormous inventory of catalogs available, through a single interface, to those who would like to take these listings and create new online marketplaces,”

said Keith Teare, Chief Executive Officer and founder at edgeio.

Since launching six months ago edgeio now has more than 100 million listings in many verticals, (about 700,000 new each day). These come from over 14,000 cities in 130 countries. By being an aggregator of such a large number of listings edgeio.com can become a serious search engine for jobs, homes, cars and many other items, and can send significant amounts of traffic back to the original publisher.

The company also announced today that it has launched a Chinese language version of its web site named mulu100.com (which in Chinese means catalog of catalogs). The Chinese service has initially formed a partnership with edeng.cn, a China based listings site, similar in many ways to craigslist.com.

“Chinese listings began to appear on edgeio within a few days of us launching. And we saw Chinese searches on our data grow significantly during the summer,”

said Keith Teare.

“We decided that the Chinese market would be our first localized site and we now have a significant number of listings from all over the country. That is why we have launched mulu100.com as a fully Chinese front end to the edgeio data. edeng has significantly expanded our ability to include China based listings and proven to be a great initial partner.”

edgeio corporation also announced that it has filed for patents covering its distributed marketplaces architecture and many of the features of edgeio.com. The patent claims were provisionally filed in October 2005 and have now been completed as full filings.

About edgeio corporation:

edgeio is a a leader in online listings. Its vision is to bring together, organize and distribute the world’s marketplaces. Products include edgedirect, edgeio.com and mulu100.com. edgeio is based in Menlo Park, California and was founded in 2005 by Keith Teare, its Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, and Michael Arrington, a member of its board of directors. For more information see http://www.edgeio.com.

About Intel Capital:

Intel Capital, Intel’s venture capital organization, makes equity investments in innovative technology start-ups and companies worldwide. Intel Capital invests in a broad range of companies offering hardware, software and services targeting enterprise, home, mobility, health, consumer Internet and semiconductor manufacturing. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than US$6 billion in nearly 1,000 companies in more than 40 countries. In that time, about 180 portfolio companies have been acquired by other companies and another 155 have gone public on various exchanges around the world. In 2005, Intel Capital invested about US$265 million in about 140 deals with approximately 60 percent of funds invested outside the United States. For more information on Intel Capital and its differentiated advantages, visit www.intelcapital.com.

About Transcosmos Investments & Business Development, Inc.

Transcosmos Investments & Business Development, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Transcosmos, Inc. With offices in Bellevue, Wash., and Mountain View, Calif., Transcosmos Investments & Business Development is a strategic corporate investor and an active local business partner for Internet-based U.S. technology companies expanding into the Japanese marketplace. It is the international partner-of-choice, offering capitalization of joint ventures, infrastructure development, strategic relationships, staffing and localization to companies in the U.S. technology sector – effectively creating a pipeline of technological information to Japan. Transcosmos Investments’ portfolios, which focus on companies specializing in digital marketing, e-commerce and digital media, include such marquee brand names as AskJeeves, Inc./Bloglines, DoubleClick Inc., RealNetworks Inc., NetRatings Inc., Atom Shockwave, Inc., Become Inc. and CinemaNow, Inc. For more information, please visit: http://www.transcosmos.com.

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