SOURCE: GoFish Technologies, Inc.

November 16, 2005 08:00 ET

GoFish Technologies to Provide Multimedia Content to About.com

Web's Leading Source for Original Consumer Information and Advice Joins GoFish Network

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 16, 2005 -- GoFish Technologies, the leader in multimedia search, today announced that About, Inc., the leading online source for original consumer information and advice, has signed an agreement to license the GoFish Web Service. Multimedia content provided by GoFish is now available across About.com allowing About.com's more than 26 million monthly visitors the ability to access highly targeted multimedia search results including audio, video, mobile content, games, and user-generated content.

"About.com has unparalleled reach and an extensive viewership that connects to a large audience, an audience that is increasingly seeking multimedia related content," said Michael Downing, co-founder and CEO of GoFish Technologies. "By bolstering the existing entertainment content available throughout About.com with multimedia content from GoFish, we're enriching the overall entertainment experience for every About.com visitor."

"We are very pleased to partner with GoFish," said Scott B. Meyer, president and CEO of About.com. "As a result, we're providing our visitors with an enhanced entertainment offering that now includes a whole new universe of multimedia content.

The GoFish Web Service is the single largest searchable index of multimedia content available online. With a continuously growing searchable index of over 100 million files, the GoFish Web Service spans five major categories of content: Audio, Video, Mobile, PC Games, and User-Generated Content. 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 search 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 e-mail to corpdev@GoFish.com.

About About

Founded in 1997, About.com is the leading online source for original consumer information and advice and was acquired in March 2005 by The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading media company with 2004 revenues of $3.3 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers, nine network-affiliated television stations, two New York City radio stations and 35 Web sites, including NYTimes.com, Boston.com and About.com. For the fifth consecutive year, the Company was ranked No. 1 in the publishing industry in Fortune's 2005 list of America's Most Admired Companies. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

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.

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