SOURCE: GoFish Technologies, Inc.

November 22, 2005 07:55 ET

Ask Jeeves and GoFish Sign Content Licensing Agreement

Leading Search Provider Chooses GoFish for Multimedia-Related Content

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 22, 2005 -- GoFish Technologies, today announced that it has signed a content licensing agreement with Ask Jeeves, Inc. Under the agreement, Ask Jeeves will integrate GoFish's multimedia content to enrich the search experience on Ask Jeeves (www.ask.com) for entertainment-related information.

The first phase of the integration is now live and enables Ask Jeeves users to listen, browse, purchase, and download music, video, podcasts, audio books, movies, music videos, and ringtones. For example, visitors to Ask.com can now search "Depeche Mode" or "Black Eyed Peas" and click "Music Download" within the direct answer provided at the top of the search results page to get the multimedia content they want. Additional integration of GoFish content will be ongoing.

"GoFish is very excited to provide our unique multimedia content to an innovator in the web search field like Ask Jeeves," said Michael Downing, co-founder and CEO of GoFish Technologies. "By providing direct access to our new generation of multimedia content we hope to help Ask Jeeves capitalize on one of the most exciting areas of interest today."

"GoFish has rapidly developed deep, authoritative multimedia content, and we are happy to be the first major search engine to partner with them," said Jim Lanzone, senior vice president at Ask Jeeves. "The partnership will help people find what they are looking for faster when searching Ask Jeeves for downloads, videos, ringtones and other types of multimedia content."

The GoFish multimedia platform encompasses over 100 million available multimedia files across the online commercially available and user-generated content landscape. The GoFish model effectively assigns the same sophisticated level of relevance and logical ranking to multimedia search that has succeeded in the world of web search. By serving highly targeted results that consistently represent the most relevant data, GoFish enables existing high-traffic search engines and consumer portals to extract substantially more value from searches that are entertainment-media oriented.

Search engines and portals interested in more information about licensing the GoFish Web Service API can send an email to corpdev(at)GoFish.com.

About Ask Jeeves, Inc.

As the 7th largest global web property (comScore Media Metrix, September, 2005), Ask Jeeves Inc. delivers world-class information retrieval products through a diverse portfolio of Web sites, portals and downloadable applications. Ask Jeeves' search and search-based portal brands include: Ask Jeeves (Ask.com, Ask.co.uk and es.Ask.com), the Ask Jeeves Japan joint venture (Ask.jp), Ask Jeeves for Kids (AJKids.com), Bloglines (bloglines.com), Excite (excite.com), iWon (iwon.com), My Way (myway.com) and Fun Web Products (funwebproducts.com). Additionally, Ask Jeeves owns proprietary search technology Teoma, as well as natural language processing, portal and ad-serving technologies. Ask Jeeves generates revenue from advertisers seeking to reach the company's broad-based online audience. Founded in 1996, Ask Jeeves became a wholly owned business of IAC/InterActiveCorp in July, 2005. Its headquarters are located in Oakland, California, with offices throughout the United States, as well as in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.Ask.com or call 510-985-7400.

About GoFish Technologies, Inc.

San Francisco based GoFish Technologies, Inc. (www.gofish.com) is the industry leader in online multimedia search. GoFish is comprehensive multimedia search spanning the categories of audio, video, mobile content, games, and user-generated content. By developing proprietary search algorithms, hosting regular updates, and offering partners access via an open API, GoFish has built the industry leading solution for search and discovery across the rapidly expanding landscape of online multimedia content.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    David T. Oro
    For GoFish Technologies, Inc.
    415.885.9898
    Email Contact