Lasoo Launches Location-based Searching to the Wired and Wireless World

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Lasoo Inc.

    TORONTO, April 3 /PRNewswire/ - Lasoo Inc. announced today their launch
 of a new breed of spatial searching software that brings local relevance to
 the World Wide Web. This technology, showcased at www.lasoo.com, finally
 brings the 'where' factor to the Internet search experience, allowing users to
 focus their search on a self-selected area of the world.
     Lasoo's geographic filter makes it quick and easy for users to look for
 businesses, services and websites where it's relevant to them, be it their
 neighborhood, city center or travel destination. The company has amassed more
 than 25 million geographically linked data records so far and is rapidly
 expanding its worldwide database, with plans to incorporate user-input in the
 near future. Its friendly interface combined with the fastest quality maps in
 the industry makes for a compelling, useful product that can be leveraged by
 other companies to enhance their B2B or B2C service offerings. Information on
 Lasoo's ASP solutions can be found at www.lasoo.com/corporate.
     "We're delighted to announce that our location-based software is
 designed, tested and ready for sale to customers world wide," said Peter
 Leishman, Chairman and CEO of Lasoo Inc. "Lasoo is well-suited to meet the
 growing demand for local content in the Internet marketplace. We look forward
 to establishing commercial partnerships with portals, ISPs, wireless telecom
 operators, cable companies and corporate clients".
     One of the first to deploy Lasoo's technology is Canadian broadband
 leader, Excite Canada. "We are looking forward to giving our Excite@Home
 high-speed Internet users the chance to trial Lasoo," said Hugh Stuart,
 President, Excite Canada. "Local content is important, and we believe our
 users are going to like Lasoo's unique blend of maps and information."
 
     About Lasoo Inc:
     Lasoo is a spatial ASP with proprietary software specializing in the
 delivery and creation of local content on the Internet. It combines the power
 of a geo-targeted search engine, a content-rich database and high-speed
 mapping capabilities accessible on wired and wireless devices. Founded in
 1999, LASOO is a privately held company with offices in Canada, Switzerland
 and Germany. Principal investors in Lasoo include Rogers Communications Inc.
 of Toronto and Shaw Ventures of Calgary. Visit Lasoo's search portal at
 www.lasoo.com and business website at www.lasoo.com/corporate.
 
 

SOURCE Lasoo Inc.
    TORONTO, April 3 /PRNewswire/ - Lasoo Inc. announced today their launch
 of a new breed of spatial searching software that brings local relevance to
 the World Wide Web. This technology, showcased at www.lasoo.com, finally
 brings the 'where' factor to the Internet search experience, allowing users to
 focus their search on a self-selected area of the world.
     Lasoo's geographic filter makes it quick and easy for users to look for
 businesses, services and websites where it's relevant to them, be it their
 neighborhood, city center or travel destination. The company has amassed more
 than 25 million geographically linked data records so far and is rapidly
 expanding its worldwide database, with plans to incorporate user-input in the
 near future. Its friendly interface combined with the fastest quality maps in
 the industry makes for a compelling, useful product that can be leveraged by
 other companies to enhance their B2B or B2C service offerings. Information on
 Lasoo's ASP solutions can be found at www.lasoo.com/corporate.
     "We're delighted to announce that our location-based software is
 designed, tested and ready for sale to customers world wide," said Peter
 Leishman, Chairman and CEO of Lasoo Inc. "Lasoo is well-suited to meet the
 growing demand for local content in the Internet marketplace. We look forward
 to establishing commercial partnerships with portals, ISPs, wireless telecom
 operators, cable companies and corporate clients".
     One of the first to deploy Lasoo's technology is Canadian broadband
 leader, Excite Canada. "We are looking forward to giving our Excite@Home
 high-speed Internet users the chance to trial Lasoo," said Hugh Stuart,
 President, Excite Canada. "Local content is important, and we believe our
 users are going to like Lasoo's unique blend of maps and information."
 
     About Lasoo Inc:
     Lasoo is a spatial ASP with proprietary software specializing in the
 delivery and creation of local content on the Internet. It combines the power
 of a geo-targeted search engine, a content-rich database and high-speed
 mapping capabilities accessible on wired and wireless devices. Founded in
 1999, LASOO is a privately held company with offices in Canada, Switzerland
 and Germany. Principal investors in Lasoo include Rogers Communications Inc.
 of Toronto and Shaw Ventures of Calgary. Visit Lasoo's search portal at
 www.lasoo.com and business website at www.lasoo.com/corporate.
 
 SOURCE Lasoo Inc.