Monday, April 09, 2007

Free company profiles

Infotoday reports
Zoom Information, Inc. unveiled a new that now provides free access to information on millions of companies, people, and jobs. Some of the information was previously available only by subscription. Its newly improved business-oriented semantic search service helps users find information about companies and their employees—it will be available to any Internet user under an advertisement-supported model. The site offers more powerful searching, the ability to save and forward searches, and the integration of Indeed’s ( job search feature.

The engine continually crawls the business Web—millions of corporate Web sites, press releases, electronic news services, Securities and Exchange Commission filings, and other online sources—and then semantically tags, aggregates, and organizes the information into easy-to-digest and easy-to-search profiles optimized for business users searching for information on people, companies, products and services, and industries.

Business users can search for companies by name, product category, industry, market niche, and more and can expand or narrow their searches using’s automatically generated recommendations. Once a specific company or list of companies is identified, users can quickly conduct a “pivot” search to find people or jobs at those companies. For a monthly fee, users can also conduct searches to identify names, titles, and contact information for executives at those companies.

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