SOURCE: FutureWorks PR

July 15, 2008 11:01 ET

Pioneering Startups Send Bat Signal to San Francisco -- Calling All Super Heroes to Build the Next Phase of the Web

Xoopit, Zivity, and Powerset Host Private Screening of New "Batman" Movie Day Before Opening and After Party at the DNA Lounge for Developers and Web Creative Professionals

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - July 15, 2008) - Dynamite startups Xoopit, Zivity and Powerset are hosting an invitation-only premier for "The Dark Knight," the new Batman movie starring Christian Bale and the late Heath Ledger at the Metreon in San Francisco on July 17th at 7:00 p.m. Immediately following the premier, the legion of heroes will celebrate at the DNA Lounge from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The events are aimed at building relationships with San Francisco's web creative and engineering communities. Each of the three companies are actively hiring qualified developers and are offering passes to the film screening, party, and also prizes to those who submit their resumes or a link to their LinkedIn profile to batmanevent@gmail.com. Developers should specify if they have specific interest in learning more about Xoopit, Powerset, or Zivity.

After the film premier, the dynamic trio of startups will host an after party at San Francisco's DNA Lounge. A Xoopit-sponsored group photo wall will capture the action, excitement, and all the costumes.

Xoopit, founded by Bijan Marashi and Jonathan Katzman, is the first product to bring the power of the social web to webmail by combining the benefits of social networks and media management within email. www.xoopit.com

Zivitiy, founded by Scott and Cyan Banister and Jeffrey Wescott, is a community-powered network that showcases professional-quality photography of female beauty and expression, while also connecting fans, models, and photographers. www.zivity.com

Powerset, founded by Lorenzo Thione, Barney Pell and Steve Newcomb is developing a new class of Web search that relies on insights from linguistics rather than simple keyword strings. The company was recently acquired by Microsoft. www.powerset.com

For information regarding the event, contact bijan@xoopit.com.

About Powerset

Powerset is building a consumer search engine based on breakthrough natural language processing technology licensed from PARC and developed internally. Unlike other search engines that index keywords, Powerset does a deep linguistic analysis on every sentence it reads. Powerset extracts and indexes facts about every sentence in every page, making its index the first truly robust semantic index of the web. Powerset will offer a transformative search experience, with better, more relevant results.

About Xoopit

Xoopit was founded in 2006 by Bijan Marashi and Jonathan Katzman as the first company dedicated to bringing the power of the social web to the world's email systems. Xoopit has been financed by Accel Partners and Foundation Capital along with a slew of strategic angels.

About Zivity

Zivity, a San Francisco start-up founded in 2007, provides subscription-based entertainment and social networking for an 18 and over audience. Zivity's initial focus is a community-powered showcase of professional-quality photography promoting female beauty and expression.

Contact Information

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    Brian Solis
    FutureWorks, Inc.
    408.720.8228 x101
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