SOURCE: Krillion Inc.

February 28, 2008 06:00 ET

TheFind Selects Krillion to Augment Local Product Search Capabilities

Shoppers Can Now Obtain Real-Time, Local Product Availability From More Stores Than Ever Before

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - February 28, 2008) - Krillion (www.krillion.com), the company that connects ready-to-buy online shoppers with local retailers, has been selected by TheFind Inc. (www.TheFind.com) to power real-time, local product-availability functionality for the product categories covered by Krillion's extensive index of retailers. TheFind.com is a leading shopping search engine that quickly discovers millions of lifestyle goods -- across the fashion, home, beauty, electronics, sports and outdoor categories -- from more than 500,000 online retailers.

Last December, TheFind.com launched an intuitive local search option, making it easy for shoppers to find which stores in their local neighborhoods carry the products they are looking to buy. This enhancement enabled consumers to search for specific products on TheFind.com and then quickly determine locations and phone numbers of the nearby retailers that carry those products. Now, with the integration of Krillion, TheFind shoppers will also be able to check and confirm up-to-the-minute local availability from some of the leading national retailers, especially across the electronics category, and to also buy the product online before driving up to the store location for pickup. This agreement gives consumers one more reason to come to TheFind.com for online and offline shopping needs.

"For a variety of reasons and especially in a number of key product categories, consumers prefer to search online for desired items and subsequently pick those items up in person at a nearby store. The trend toward researching online and purchasing offline has accelerated in recent months with the introduction by retailers of more in-store convenience services. Shopping search engines such as TheFind.com are perfectly suited to provide Krillion's local product search service to consumers," said Joel Toledano, co-founder and CEO of Krillion. "TheFind leads its category by already making online and local shopping easy and visually compelling, and we're delighted that they've chosen Krillion to further enhance that experience for their ready-to-buy consumers with real-time, local product availability information."

"We're determined to continually deliver even more ease, access and information to our shoppers," said Siva Kumar, CEO of TheFind Inc. "Remaining dedicated to that ideal means that we are constantly looking for ways to enrich the shopping experience with services that our customers desire. Through this relationship with Krillion we are able to offer local product availability information from leading national retailers, and can do so with increased accuracy -- making the jump from online search to local purchase the most convenient it has ever been for consumers."

The evolving business and marketing strategies of top e-tailers support the fact that consumers enjoy the ease of online search to locate, research and price their products, and subsequently pick up their desired merchandise at local outlets. Krillion has the most experience connecting online shoppers with their local retailers, as the company has created the world's largest database of retailers and products, and through its StockCheck™ technology provides search engine providers and other web publishers real-time product availability information on thousands of products across stores nationwide.

About TheFind Inc.

TheFind Inc. (www.TheFind.com) offers the leading shopping search engine that delivers comprehensive, authentic and visually compelling results for products, specializing in the lifestyle goods category. From the most popular e-commerce sites to the most unique, hard-to-find brands, TheFind.com uniquely crawls the entire Web to find more than 200 million products from over 500,000 stores. By using its patent-pending "product ranking" technology, TheFind.com displays the best-selling products, styles, brands and stores for any shopping search right on the first page of results -- saving consumers time and money. TheFind Inc. family includes leading fashion shopping website Glimpse (www.Glimpse.com), which specifically caters to fashion-savvy shoppers searching for the latest trends and hottest apparel products, and TheFindGreen (www.TheFindGreen.com), which finds organic brands, green stores and environmentally friendly products, all in one place. TheFind Inc. promotes shopping that gives back to the community through its Color For A Cause campaigns, which have included charitable beneficiaries such as The Susan G. Komen Foundation, Doctors Without Borders and Global Green USA. TheFind Inc., headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., is backed by leading investors Bain Capital Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

About Krillion

Krillion Inc. is a premier provider of local shopping search information, serving today's ready-to-buy consumers who research products online for purchase from retailers in their area. Krillion's mission is to transform the way consumers find and buy national brands by simplifying the Web-to-store purchase process and delivering accurate and timely comparison information on products, retailers, and stock availability through Krillion search results and partner sites. The powerful combination of our patent-pending Krillion Localization Engine, localized search results covering over 10,000 products in 40,000 U.S. locations, and unique, real-time StockCheck™ tool enables consumers to speed their research-to-purchase process and take advantage of in-store pickup services offered by many retailers near them. Through partnerships with manufacturers, publishers and retailers, Krillion is extending its service to become the leading provider of aggregated product, retail location, and availability information on the Web today. Krillion was founded in February 2006 and is funded by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Visit www.krillion.com to find the product you want to buy, near you, right now.

Krillion™ and Krillion Localization Engine™ and Krillion StockCheck™ are trademarks of Krillion Inc. All other product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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