Geosemble Signs New Board of Advisors Member

A successful innovator and technology start-up veteran joins the “data inside” company for maps and satellite imagery.

El Segundo, CA, February 05, 2009 --( Geosemble Technologies Inc., announced today that it has appointed Oren Etzioni as a new member of its Board of Advisors. Dr. Etzioni is a distinguished executive and consultant with vast experience in new technology development and commercialization in the software industry. His experience comprises Technology Development, Market Development and Strategic Alliances and he’s been a founder and co-founder of multiple successful startups over the past 15 years.

Most recently, Dr. Etzioni founded Farecast, a company that utilizes data mining techniques to anticipate airfare fluctuations. Farcast was acquired by Microsoft in 2008. Dr. Etzioni was a co-founder of Clearforest, a text-mining startup that was acquired by Reuters in 2007, he was the Chief Technology Officer and a board member of Go2net, acquired by Infospace in 2000, and as a co-founder of Netbot, which was acquired by Excite in 1997. At Netbot, Etzioni helped to conceive and design the web's first major comparison-shopping agent. In 1995, Etzioni and his student Erik Selberg developed MetaCrawler, the web's premier Meta-search engine for several years – now being run by Infospace. Dr. Etzioni has served on the board of Performant (acquired by Mercury Interactive in 2003) and as a consultant or advisor to Google, Microsoft, Northern Telecom, SAIC, Infospace, Excite, Askjeeves, Zillow and Vivisimo, among others.

“By virtue of our technical talent and government contracts”, said Andre Doumitt, CEO of Geosemble, “we have developed outstanding geospatial technology”, he said. “Now we are on track to grow that technology in the commercial marketplace, and Dr. Etzioni is a perfect fit to help us accomplish that”, he said.

“With the growth of online mapping, for desktop and mobile devices”, said Dr. Etzioni, “Geosemble’s timing and technology are a perfect fit for a commercial marketplace where maps, satellite imagery and information need to converge quickly and accurately down to the building level”, he said.

About Geosemble Technologies, Inc.
Geosemble Technologies provides automatic techniques for extracting and integrating geospatial information, including maps, aerial imagery, news, events, databases, business information and other data. The company was founded in 2004 as a spin of from the University of Southern California and does business with a range of US Federal Government agencies as well as municipalities. For more information please visit geosemble dot com.

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