SOURCE: Web2Corp

March 26, 2007 16:59 ET

Unique Indian Internet Browsing Habits Require New Concept for Indian Supersite

Google and Baidu Functionality Not Sufficient for Indian Needs, Web2Corp's ByIndia.com a Better Fit

ORLANDO, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 26, 2007 --India will, in the "next 5 or 10 years," according to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, be the world's largest internet market. As it comes to influence and then dominate which sites are popular and which sites succeed, a website that caters uniquely to Indian needs to will become a major player, and soon. Similar to how Google or Baidu have become incredibly successful because they have become sites of choice for entire nations, Web2Corp's (OTCBB: WBTO) ByIndia.com is looking to provide India with exactly what it needs.

Indian browsing habits are different than American or European ones. Fewer than twenty percent of India's youth use the internet for searching according to Business World, but more than three quarters of them use the internet for social means such as chat or e-mail. Clearly, the opportunity for a company that embraces the differences in culture and internet use habits is incredible.

"ByIndia.com is India's #1 search engine and social networking site," says William Mobley, CEO of Web2Corp. "Our traffic numbers on Alexa.com are more than double any of our competitors, and we've been growing extremely quickly. What we're looking at now, in order to keep our growth going, is to continue to develop properties that develop ByIndia.com further and provide it with more features that are attractive to Indians. Our new cricket and Indian celebrity news sections have proven popular, as is the new layout, featuring Videos.ByIndia.com.

"We believe that ByIndia.com is an application that can become a major influence on how India uses the internet. We've gathered functionality from the best American sites, searching, blogging, auctions, classifieds, video, social networking and more, and wrapped it up in one site that is made for Indians, by Indians."

About ByIndia.com

ByIndia.com is an Indian-focused search engine and social networking site that is similar to Baidu.com, the gigantic Chinese search engine. It searches and indexes Indian sites, but offers a host of social networking features that Baidu.com does not, gaining market share in a country that is going to be the largest internet market in the next 5 to 10 years. According to Heernet Ventures, the Indian media market will grow from 9.2 billion US dollars in 2007 to 17 billion in 2012, or 766 billion INR, so the potential to start generating brand loyalty in the fastest-growing economy in the world while it is still inexpensive is very valuable. As the #1 Indian search engine and social networking site, ByIndia.com offers advertisers clear value, both in terms of traffic and content, as it allows businesses to target the Indian market. 53% of India's population is under 30, and increasingly tech-savvy. Providing a social media opportunity for Indians, by Indians, ByIndia.com is growing faster than any other Indian search property and is on target to dominate the market shortly.

About Web2Corp:

Web2Corp is a Web 2.0 internet technology development firm dedicated to rapid creation and adaptation of technologies. Web2Corp addresses new markets of users by creating and simplifying useful products, reducing the level of user technical skills required, and lowering prices for consumers.

Web 2.0 technologies have become increasingly popular, with the use of Web 2.0 applications such as e-commerce or blogs up more than 25% over the last year, according to comScore networks. The Web 2.0 market generates more than 20 billion dollars of revenue a year, with well-known companies like Google.com, Flickr.com, MySpace.com, eBay.com, and Blogger.com making up the majority of the income.

For more information on ByIndia.com or for rules and details of the ByIndia.com 5 Million Dollar Sweepstakes, visit www.ByIndia.com

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Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Trevor Longino
    Communications Director, Web2Corp
    407.540.0452 (Office)
    321.256.2939 (Direct)