Gigablast Search Engine Among GSA's Top Three Picks for Ongoing Search Services

Sep 23, 2005, 01:00 ET from Gigablast, Inc.

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- New Mexico based company,
 Gigablast, Inc., is one of three internet search firms which were recently
 awarded Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) from the U.S. Government's General
 Services Administration's E-Gov Solutions Search Program to provide internet
 search services for the U.S. Government's official web portal,
 Gigablast was selected for the BPA award along with Pittsburgh, PA based
 Vivisimo, Inc. and Norwegian incumbent, FAST Search and Transfer.  As a BPA
 awardee, Gigablast is now eligible to compete with other awardees for a series
 of task orders to be issued through September 19, 2010.  The first such task
 order was awarded to Vivisimo, Inc this past Monday.  "We want to sincerely
 congratulate our long-time client, Vivisimo, Inc., on successfully procuring
 the first task order for this immense, government-wide search project," says
 Matt Wells, CEO & founder of Gigablast, Inc.  As a small company with a
 relatively short history, Gigablast is proud to have earned such a highly
 coveted position on the GSA's 'top three' list.  "It really says a lot about
 our proprietary, hyperscalable search technology and demonstrates Gigablast's
 viability as a major force in the extremely competitive internet search
 industry," Wells explains.
     Gigablast also recently announced its enhanced web directory search.  The
 directory, which features over 600,000 topics and over 4 million categorized
 pages, is based on data (Open Directory Project).  Gigablast provides
 users with revolutionary hypertechnology for searching an entire category
 within the directory, pages within a base category, or sites within a base
 category, for any topic in the directory, in effect, instantly creating over
 500,000 vertical search engines.  Additionally, all directory searches are
 further enhanced by the massive amount of link information imported from
 Gigablast's multi-billion page main index.  The result is an unparalleled web
 directory search experience.
     Always seeking to provide its users with convenience and value-added
 features, Gigablast has also released beta versions of Government Search, Blog
 Search, and Travel Search.  The company's most recent index expansion from 1.5
 billion to over 2 billion webpages gives it the fifth largest publicly
 searchable web index in the world.  The new, larger index includes a
 comprehensive refresh of webpages from the previous index. "Be on the lookout
 for some additional, innovative search enhancements originating from Gigablast
 before year's end," says Wells.
     With one of the largest and freshest webpage indices in the world,
 Gigablast, Inc. has joined the elite ranks of major search engine companies.
 Founded in 2000, Gigablast was created to index up to 200 Billion webpages
 with the least amount of hardware possible. Gigablast provides large-scale,
 high-performance, real-time information retrieval technology for partner
 sites. The company offers a variety of features,, including topic generation and the
 ability to index multiple document formats.  This search delivery mechanism
 gives a partner "turn key" search capability and the capacity to instantly
 offer search at maximum scalability with minimum cost. In addition, the
 Gigablast website,, provides unique "GigaBits" of
 information, enabling visitors to easily refine their searches based upon
 related topics computed from the search results.  Clients range from Nasdaq
 100 listed corporations to boutique companies and now the U.S. Government.

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