SOURCE: Moreover Technologies

May 02, 2005 20:22 ET

Snap Selects Moreover Technologies to Provide Aggregated Online News Content

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 2, 2005 -- Moreover Technologies, the premier provider of aggregated online current awareness information, today announced that Snap, a next-generation search engine for broadband users, has selected Moreover to provide online news content for use in the Snap news search service, currently in beta at http://news.snap.com. Snap cited Moreover's comprehensive real-time news coverage, robust metadata enrichment and ease of integration as key to the decision.

"Snap's news service empowers broadband users to search news as fast as they can type and enables searchers the ability to refine and sort news to pinpoint the articles that matter most to them," said Tom McGovern, Chief Executive Officer of Snap. "Snap is pleased to be working with Moreover to give consumers access to the online news they require."

Moreover aggregates millions of news articles harvested from thousands of editorially ranked online sources. Articles are enriched with more than 30 descriptive metadata fields and organized into 330 topic-based categories to help Snap visitors quickly find timely and relevant news.

Because Moreover delivers content as a web-standards compliant XML feed, Snap has been able to focus on building value-added news search functionality and not wasting valuable development resources on content integration.

"Consumers are demanding fast, convenient access to online news, in fact, checking news is the one of the most common daily online activities, second only to email," said Jim Pitkow, president and chief executive officer of Moreover Technologies. "We're proud to help Snap to deliver such a quality news service."

About Moreover Technologies

Moreover Technologies is the premier provider of current awareness solutions that enable organizations to make informed decisions based on real-time online news and information. The company's Connected Intelligence solutions harvest news from thousands of the most reliable online sources, including premium international and regional publications, corporate and government press pages, Weblogs and audio and video broadcast channels. Content is intelligently categorized, fortified with descriptive metadata, ranked for quality by an experienced editorial staff and then delivered for use in custom applications, Websites, corporate intranets and enterprise portals.

Moreover is trusted by leading Internet search engines and portals including Accoona, Ask Jeeves, BBC Online, Business.com, Economist, MSN, and Noozz.com. Moreover can be found online at www.moreover.com.

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