SOURCE: Kapow Technologies

April 18, 2007 08:07 ET

Simply Hired Sets New Industry Records With the Kapow Mashup Server

Internet Job Search Firm Indexes One Million Website Profiles in First Three Months of Business, Scales to Five Million in Two Years

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 18, 2007 -- Kapow Technologies, today announced that Simply Hired, the world's largest search engine for jobs, continues to set new records of scale in its industry, due in part to the Kapow Mashup Server. With Kapow, the company is able to build robots that scour the Web for job listings and bring them into the Simply Hired framework at a fraction of the time and cost it would take when compared to any other mashup technology.

Based in Mountain View, California, Simply Hired offers a search platform for job seekers and has built one of the largest recruitment advertising networks. By developing an index of job listings, searchable by title or keyword, Simply Hired gives users the ability to search across more five million job listings and salary averages. Meanwhile, it provides its partners such as MySpace, LinkedIn, The New York Post, and more than 800 prominent bloggers with the infrastructure to quickly and easily list Simply Hired jobs on their respective sites and generate income through their Job-a-matic product offering.

When Simply Hired developed its business model in 2004, its founders knew that there was an opportunity to build a new kind of professional job search web site, but recognized the need to act quickly to succeed among the established players in the space and ward off startup competitors. At the core of Simply Hired's technology needs was the necessity to find an enterprise-class mashup solution that enabled them to collect listings from other Internet sites and partner data sources, and then automatically post them to the Simply Hired site.

While reviewing the technology alternatives for its development team, Simply Hired's team discovered the Kapow Mashup Server as a powerful alternative over the Python scripts they were using to find and index job listings. "When we deployed the Kapow Mashup Server, we immediately realized up to a 10x productivity increase, depending on the task," said Daniel Billotte, Engineering Manager at Simply Hired. "There is no way that our company could have reached critical mass as quickly as it did without Kapow Technologies. We highly recommend this solution to anyone whose business depends on integrating Internet content, either for internal enterprise mashups or for innovative business models that serve customers through a Web site."

"We are pleased to be working with Simply Hired, as the company has become a great example of how to scale a Web 2.0 business through continual innovation and the smart use of technology," said Stefan Andreasen, CEO of Kapow Technologies. "Not only has the company established a sustainable competitive advantage, but with the Kapow Mashup Server in place, Simply Hired can further achieve long-term savings, as well as execute on new job-content integration strategies."

Long before "mashup" was used as a Web term, Kapow Technologies had been providing its Global 2000 customers with enterprise-class technology that uses a unique and flexible Web-based approach to building composite services and applications. Any application component with a web interface can be quickly and easily repurposed using the Kapow Mashup Server, including Web-based content, data or business logic. Because of this unique approach, enterprise customers are deploying mission-critical portals, integrating existing applications, and creating a new class of composite applications on budgets and timeframes that were once unthinkable. The Kapow Mashup Server is a Java™-based solution that supports all leading operating systems, databases, and key Internet and Web 2.0 protocols.

About Simply Hired, Inc.

With more than 5 million job listings and counting, Simply Hired ( is the world's largest search engine for jobs. We search thousands of sources, including job boards, newspaper and classified listings, and company websites. Our mission is to help people find their ideal jobs in the simplest way possible. Simply Hired has been lauded as one of the "50 Coolest Websites" by Time Magazine, declared "Best of the Web" by Business Week and celebrated as one of "50 Best New Websites" by PC World.

With Job-a-matic (, Simply Hired also enables online publishers to create turnkey job sites, and generate revenue from paid job listings. Simply Hired has raised $17.7M in funding from News Corporation's Fox Interactive Media, Foundation Capital, Garage Technology Ventures and individual investors. The company is privately held and is based in Mountain View, California.

About Kapow Technologies

Kapow Technologies ( is a market leader in Mashup Serving, Feed Serving and Web Scraping software that enables companies to deploy content-intensive applications, such as enterprise mashups and Web 2.0 services, at a fraction of the time and cost compared to traditional software methods. Because of these benefits combined with the company's patented, unique visual scripting approach, Kapow Technologies has attracted more than 200 customers including Global 2000 firms such as AT&T, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, CSFB, Intel, Vodafone, U.S. Army, Audi and DHL. The company also serves Web 2.0 startups including SimplyHired and Momondo. Partners such as BEA Systems, IBM and Oracle make Kapow Technologies their top choice for projects including data collection, content migration, as well as mobile application mashups and service oriented architectures.