8coupons Launches a 'dealBot™' to Scour, Organize, and Share all Deals on the Internet

Former Powerset (Microsoft bing) employee develops new search product that finds, processes, and posts deal content to 8coupons.com in real-time.

Jun 09, 2010, 08:02 ET from 8coupons

NEW YORK, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- http://www.8coupons.com, a location-based deal aggregator, announced today the beta launch of the dealBot™.  The dealBot™ finds, processes, categorizes, and then automatically posts, in real-time, deal-relevant content from the web to http://www.8coupons.com.  The deals are then displayed on 8coupons' interactive geo-targeted "Money Map".

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The dealBot was created by John Lowe, former Chief Linguist of AskJeeves.com and natural language processing scientist at Powerset, a natural language search system acquired by Microsoft (and integrated into bing). The co-founder of Powerset, Lorenzo Thione, serves on 8coupons' advisory board.

"8coupons' mission is to help consumers get the best deals on purchases they make on a daily basis," said Landy Ung, co-founder and CEO of 8coupons. "With the launch of the dealBot™, 8coupons becomes the first company with technology enabling the automation of deal aggregation.  We're excited to have the ability to offer 8coupons users a much larger breadth of content that will truly help consumers get more for their money."

Click here to see all the deals that have been automatically posted to 8coupons.com by the dealBot™: http://www.8coupons.com/u/the_dealBot_ninja.   Since its recent deployment, the dealBot™ has contributed over 5,000 deals to 8coupons.com.

For a more detailed technical explanation of how the dealBot™ works, or to see a product demonstration in New York City, please contact matthew@8coupons.com.

http://www.8coupons.com is a one-stop resource for all of your local deal information with more than 1 million total deals from over 300,000 retailers nationwide that come from various sources including:

  • 8coupons' content partners such as Valpak, Money Mailer, and RedPlum who distribute their merchant offers via 8coupons.com
  • Local merchants who create and self-publish mobile coupons through 8coupons' self-service coupon platform
  • A community of over 1.3 million users who share happy hour specials, sample sales, and other deal related information
  • 8coupons' nationwide network of local blog partners who share their local deal content
  • 89 Collective Buying Sites including Groupon, Living Social, Tippr and KGB Deals.

About 8coupons

8coupons.com is the largest source for deals on places to eat, drink, shop, and do stuff around you.  8coupons aggregates over 1 million deals from more than 300,000 local retailers nationwide and presents the deals to its users on a location-based map that is geo-personalized based on IP address.  The deals are provided directly from merchants themselves, the local community, as well as sourced through 8coupons' various content partners that include everything from Valpak, to local bloggers, to Groupon's daily deals.

SOURCE 8coupons