SOURCE: Collecta


May 12, 2009 13:08 ET

Collecta CEO Gerry Campbell to Participate at SDForum's Panel on Real-Time Search

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2009) - Collecta's CEO, Gerry Campbell, will be an invited panelist at SDForum's panel discussion titled "Real-time Search." The event will be held Tuesday, May 12 from 6:30-9:00 pm at the Cubberly Community Center (Room H-1) in Palo Alto, California.

Organized by the SDForum Search SIG (Special Interest Group) and moderated by Robert Scoble,, the panel will provide an overview of the real-time search concept and its future evolution. Panel experts will cover a wide range of topics -- from defining real-time search and exploring primary use to analyzing how real-time search fits in with classical web searches, and discussing how real-time search will benefit the mainstream.

Gerry Campbell is CEO of the soon-to-be-launched Collecta, a real-time search and personalized newsfeed provider. Gerry was previously head of search at AOL and Reuters (now Thomson Reuters). He is an investor/advisor to several early-stage companies, including Tweetdeck, StockTwits, and New York technology accelerator Betaworks. Gerry was also an investor and actively engaged with Twitter search engine Summize and helped lead the company from launch to its acquisition by Twitter.

In addition to Gerry, confirmed panelists include Vik Singh, the creator and architect of Yahoo! BOSS; Akhil Wable, engineering search lead at Facebook; and Salim Ismail, who previously headed Yahoo! Brickhouse.

The panel discussion is free for SDForum members and $15 at the door for non-members. Details about the event can be found here. For more information about the Search SIG visit:

About Collecta

Coming soon, Collecta represents a new way to experience search, in real-time. Collecta will be the Web's most powerful real-time search engine, posting matching stories, blogs, photos, and comments from sites such as Twitter, WordPress, Flickr and more -- as they happen. By aggregating content in real time, Collecta offers a new and more comprehensive view of what's going on in the world right now. For more information, visit

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