SOURCE: Zoom Information Inc.

May 10, 2005 09:00 ET

ZoomInfo Offers Journalists Free Access to Premium Search of 26.5 Million People and Company Summaries

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 10, 2005 -- Zoom Information, Inc. (www.zoominfo.com), the search engine that extracts and summarizes people information, today announced that it will provide qualified journalists free guest access to ZoomInfo's powerful subscription capabilities with a special ZoomInfo Press Pass. ZoomInfo simplifies research with technology that gathers the latest online information about people and companies, and instantly delivers it in concise and useful summaries. Journalists can search for experts or past employees of companies they are investigating. ZoomInfo continuously scans millions of corporate Web sites, press releases, electronic news services, SEC filings and other online sources to automatically compile summaries on business professionals and the companies for which they work. All ZoomInfo summaries contain links to cached versions of all the source pages where the information was gathered so that journalists can refer to the original documents.

ZoomInfo's new people search recently launched a free search-by-name product built with technology that made ZoomInfo a sourcing tool of choice for recruiters at 100 of the Fortune 500 companies including four of the five largest Internet search engines. The subscription-based product offered to journalists allows more robust searching by company, job title, geographic region, qualifications and more.

What: Full access for working journalists to Zoominfo's subscription based products

When: Beginning now. Journalists register at the URL below

Register at: www.zoominfo.com/presspass

"ZoomInfo is a natural first stop for any journalist when they begin to research a story," said Meira Primes, vice president of marketing for Zoom Information Inc. "With 25 million summaries of business people searchable 18 different ways, reporters are bound to find sources for nearly every story. We are excited to share this tool with such an influential community, and look forward to their feedback on the product."

About Zoom Information, Inc.

Zoom Information Inc.'s core search product, ZoomInfo, is a summarization search engine that creates individual summaries of people including work history, education, current position and other business affiliations. It features summaries of more than more than 25 million people and 1.5 million companies. ZoomInfo is unique in that its summarization search engine finds, understands, extracts and saves actionable information about people on the Web. The patented search technology continually scans millions of Web sites, press releases, electronic news services, SEC filings and other online sources. Then, it intelligently compiles concise summaries about individuals and companies.

ZoomInfo helps streamline recruiting efforts, compile sales leads, enhance competitive intelligence efforts, and more for hundreds of companies. Its customers range from small firms to more than 20% of the Fortune 500, including Blockbuster, Microsoft, Oracle, PepsiAmericas, Pfizer, Raytheon, Staples and Yahoo!.

Zoom Information (formerly Eliyon Technologies) was founded in 2000 by Jonathan Stern, CEO, who led the development of the technology from his original vision that search engines should employ deeper understanding of text than keyword searches. Zoom Information is privately held and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://about.zoominfo.com or call toll-free: 1-866-904-ZOOM (9666)

Contact Information

  • Editorial Contacts:
    Brian Payea
    Director of Corporate Communications
    Zoom Information, Inc.
    617-588-7537
    pr@zoominfo.com

    Ann Shannon
    PAN Communications, Inc.
    978/474-1900
    zoominfo@pancomm.com