Expands Into China, Opens New Office, Adds Key Executives

First U.S. Shopping Search Engine to Enter China

Aug 04, 2005, 01:00 ET from

    LOS ANGELES and SHANGHAI, China, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ --
 announced today that it will be launching a Chinese version of its P4P
 shopping search engine in Q4 2005. To support this international expansion, has moved more than 70 employees to a new 12,000 square foot
 office in the Huangpu District in Shanghai, China and hired two senior
 executives, Jessica Chen and Eric Zhang, to help manage the company's
 expansion in China.
     Jessica Chen has been appointed as VP, Product Management and Engineering
 Operations. Based in Shanghai, Jessica will provide leadership in Product
 Management, Engineering Operations, and maintenance of all existing products. Prior to joining, Jessica oversaw the Web
 Application Development Team at, the 3rd largest Internet portal in
 Taiwan, and managed Yam's technical support and platform development projects.
 She has also worked with several IT companies, including Novell. Jessica
 graduated 'Cum Laude' with a BS in Computer Science from Utah Valley State
 College and holds a Master's degree in Business and Merchandise from Utah
 State University.
     Eric Zhang joins Smarter as VP, Engineering. Also based in Shanghai, Eric
 will spearhead the development of new products and services for the company.
 Eric brings with him over 14 years of experience in enterprise software
 development for such firms as InSystems Corp., Vialta Inc., Compaq Canada and
 IBM Canada, where he held various development management positions. Eric
 received his PhD in Computer Science from Peking University in China, and a
 Project Management Professional Certification from PMI.
     "China currently is the second largest country in the world in terms of
 Internet usage, with an expected 133 million users by the end of 2005. While
 online shopping in China is still nascent, 15% of Chinese users use the
 Internet for shopping information, and we believe that Chinese consumers will
 rapidly adopt shopping search. We plan to launch in Q4 and
 to rapidly become the shopping search leader in China," said Harry Tsao,
 Co-Founder of
     MeziMedia, Inc. is a global leader helping consumers save money when they
 shop online through shopping search (, online coupons
 (, cash back rewards ( and Smarter
 SMS which provides portable, fast, easy and powerful comparison shopping and
 coupons from the convenience of a cell phone.
     MeziMedia Inc. was founded by former Overture Services team members
 Talmadge O'Neill and Harry Tsao in 2002 and has been profitable every year
 since inception. The company operates in 10 countries including: United
 States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Spain and the
 United Kingdom.  Company Headquarters are just outside Los Angeles, California
 with offices in Tokyo, Japan and a wholly-owned development and production
 center in Shanghai, China.