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, FirstGov.gov.
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 DMOZ.org 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,
http://www.gigablast.com/features.html, 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, http://www.gigablast.com/, 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.
SOURCE Gigablast, Inc.