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Goodzer Closes $650,000 Financing Round from Independent Investors(January 28, 2012)
Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 28, 2012
Goodzer (http://www.Goodzer.com), the best way to find all sorts products from all kinds of stores anywhere in the country, announced today the closing of its second round of financing. The new funding will support company growth through business development, feature enhancements, and the infrastructure needed to expand its geographical footprint beyond the United States.
Goodzer technology enables micro-search at an unprecedented level, taking it far beyond SEO and customer ratings to present visitors with another dimension of detail. For example, current solutions are stumped by searches for the best grilled cheese within five miles, or the highest quality or cheapest yellow sweater nearby, said Dmitry Pakhomkin, co-founder and CEO of Goodzer. Goodzer is optimized to solve that problem, and this infusion of capital will let us focus on how we can help established companies in the local space such as Yelp, AT&Ts Yellow Pages, Yahoo! Local, CityGrid Medias CitySearch, Foursquare and others increase the depth and breadth of results.
Developed by co-founder Artem Zarutskiy, Goodzers patent-pending technology quickly and efficiently catalogues goods from any merchant with a website offering fully automatic, near-real-time parsing of any website for product and pricing data, regardless of whether its a single, local store or one of the worlds largest chains to deliver the most comprehensive, up-to-date listing of local product information. It currently sources more than 2 billion products from half a million brick-and-mortar stores, a reach far beyond even the giant search companies.
Local product information is considered the holy grail of search, because it can lead to new sources of monetization, whereas product search for online stores has already been optimized. Even manufacturers of navigation systems, such as Magellan, Garmin, and TomTom are designing new search intelligence into systems going into future automobiles from Ford, GM, and others, in order to produce new revenue streams.
Discovery of local businesses on a scale, relevance, and a deeper level of search beyond what has ever before been possible will especially benefit small businesses, notes Zarutskiy. We envision product search becoming a part of everyday local news and information, such as AOLs Patch and Yahoo! Local. We also expect voice services, such as Apples Siri to help people find products that theyre looking to purchase in an increasingly hands-free environment.
To search for and find information on nearby products, visit http://www.Goodzer.com or download Goodzer free on the iPhone from the App Store at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goodzer/id405781212?mt=8.
Goodzer is the best way to find all sorts of products from all kinds of stores across the country from mom-and-pops to national chains through its website or free iPhone application. By searching among billions of products at more than half a million stores nationwide, Goodzer provides shoppers with everything they need to make an informed purchase decision: availability, location, price, specific store, and even online options. Goodzer offers more than 95 percent of all publically available product information and spans nearly twenty times more stores than all other similar services combined. Visit http://www.goodzer.com for more information.
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