Affordable Web-Scale Crawling and Processing Now Available On-Demand -- 80legs Launches at DEMOfall 09

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Supercomputing power no longer out of reach, costs reduced 50-70%

80legs delivers power at a great price to allow startups to rise to the next level

80legs, a new Web crawling and processing service, puts the power of 50,000 computers to use at a fraction of the cost of traditional infrastructure. The company today launched their service at DEMOfall 09.

In private, invite-only beta since the spring, 80legs is now officially opening their service to everyone. Users will be able to crawl billions of Web pages, create their own customized apps to process Web content, and use 80legs either through a simple web portal or an API.

80legs serves as a service platform for Web-crawling and processing Web content, giving users access to the bandwidth and computing power of over 50,000 computers at affordable prices. The 80legs platform is flexible, and allows users to completely customize how they crawl and process the Web, on-demand and through the browser.

80legs democratizes what has been out of reach for most entrepreneurs and technologists, until now.

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As the number and variety of web pages grow, so too does the need for crawling and processing that content. A company currently looking to crawl even just 10% of the web will need to spend about $5 million, which goes to building a large datacenter.

80legs' prices reduce the cost of crawling and processing by 50-70% over competing solutions, charging only $2.00 per million pages crawled and $0.03 per CPU-hour used. With 80legs, companies can save millions.

In the upcoming months, 80legs will also launch their 80apps store, where partner companies can offer customized applications for users to run on 80legs' platform.

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"There are a lot of companies that want to crawl and process web content, but can't. 80legs' ambition is to level the playing field and give everyone access to crawling and processing power on par with Google, Yahoo, or Microsoft."

  • CEO, Shion Deysarkar

"80legs delivers power at a great price to allow startups to rise to the next level," said Chris Shipley, Executive Producer of the DEMO Conferences. "Their service has the power to transform businesses."

About 80legs

80legs is a service platform for web crawling and processing Web content. By harnessing a unique distributed architecture of over 50,000 computers, 80legs is able to deliver exceptional crawling and processing capabilities at incredibly low costs. The service is completely customizable and easy to use, providing any company, independent of size, access to the crawling and processing power previously reserved for only the largest infrastructures.

About DEMO

Produced by Network World Events and Executive Forums, the semi-annual DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products, which are hand-selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launch pad events for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Handspring, and U.S. Robotics, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. Each DEMO conference features approximately 70 new companies, products and technologies. For more information, visit


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