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RocketNews


http://www.rocketnews.com/

     
Language English



Launched October 2000
Closed



Developer Rocketinfo Inc.



Country of Origin US America



Owner
2000 - [...] Rocketinfo Inc.



Topic News SeEn



Region No Limitation



Technology
and/or
Strategy
Real Time Search
RSS-based Search



Used SeEn RocketNews



Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite



»Rocketinfo (www.rocketinfo.com) combines an extensive news database with real time delivery, advanced search technologies, and a complete range of delivery tools (including RSS). The Rocketinfo search engine utilizes a continuously updated index of over 16,000 Internet sites, and 70,000 RSS and Weblog sources. Rocketinfo provides database access and embedded search tools to third-party search engines, portals, software vendors and corporate clients. Rocketinfo also operates the RocketNews search engine (www.rocketnews.com), and the Rocket RSS Reader (http://reader.rocketinfo.com).« Source
»July 26, 2005--Rocketinfo Inc. [...], a leading provider of real-time news search and content solutions, today announced a partnership with Mamma.com Inc. (NASDAQ:MAMA) that will see Rocketinfo provide current news content and advanced news search capabilities to Mamma.com's metasearch engine. The Mamma.com news search will now contain categorized breaking news stories that are continuously updated on a daily basis. Users will be able to perform basic and advanced searches for news stories from the over 16,000 current news sources that are indexed and available in real time from Rocketinfo. "We are regularly enhancing our search engine to provide first-rate quality information retrieval," said Guy Faure, Mamma.com's President and CEO. "By partnering with Rocketinfo we are now able to provide a world class, real-time news search solution with categorized breaking news feeds and advanced search access to the largest collection of online news sites available today." "We are excited to be providing Mamma.com, one of the world's leading search engines, real time access to the extensive Rocketinfo news database and proprietary search technology," said Darren De Jean, Rocketinfo's Director of Business Development. "This relationship with Mamma.com represents is a significant milestone in our strategic plan of embedding our real time news products in leading destinations for information retrieval."« Source
RocketNews was nominated for Best News Search Engine in 2003 Source
and for a Webby Award for best Internet News Site in 2004 Source
Additional accolades came from Search Engine Watch as past honorable mention winner for Best News Search Engine Source



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Features & Functionality

Rocket Info like other news SeEn too, offers a Vertical News Search by different topics. In earlier times they offered a news search by media (news in Video, Audio, Blogs) too. (K.) - »Rocketnews is an aggregation of the top news articles, live and online news. Rocketnews uses feeds from a variety on online news feed providers including Feedzilla, Yahoo, and the BBC. News feed providers are a 7 by 24 collector of online news including major online media providers, local and regional publication, industry journals, companies, governments, universities, PR companies, official organizations, associations, shopping guides and weblogs. Featured content providers include Reuters, Metacafe, News Corporation, About, BBC and The Sun.« Source



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»Rocketinfo’s technology was originally developed to provide intelligent software tools that index, categorize and extract key concepts and data from current news and business information. These automated tasks enabled early adaptation of RSS (Real Simple Syndication) and Atom feeds for personalized multi-channel delivery via news portals, emails, opt-in newsletters or alerts to recipients’ desktops or mobile wireless devices. In order to showcase the search result accuracy, the low cost of deployment and scalability of the technologies, Rocketinfo launched RocketNews in October 2000. RocketNews was one of the first current news search engines on the Internet (www.rocketnews.com). Powered by Rocket’s core search technology, the site provided a web-driven breaking news portal updated every 15 minutes. Users were able to search for news from 16,000 Internet news sites, using a combination of advanced Boolean expressions and parametric controls. RocketNews handles several million search requests a month, using a cluster of Intel-based Dell servers. Calculated over one year, the cost per search request, including equipment and network connectivity, was approximately 0.0001875 cents, a benchmark in cost per search delivery model for the time. Since the acquisition of Rocketnews and associated domains, the website has been broaden to include a wider range of news sources and categories (i.e. Religion, Jobs), blogging and interactive features, a new web look and feel and the capability for citizen journalist and business to participate in web posting. Citizen journalist and business are welcome to contact the Rocketnews.com site for more information on services provided.« Source



References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): n.a.
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Other Sources

Mamma.com Selects Rocketinfo to Power Its News Search URL: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20050726005718/en/Mamma.com-Selects-Rocketinfo-Power-News-Search#.VOth-_mx5VU




Created: 2013-02-28