Whether you’re traveling to a new destination or just planning your weekend, Goby is dedicated to helping you spend less time searching and more time doing the things you want to do.
Boston (PRWEB) February 19, 2010
Goby (http://www.goby.com), the new search engine that helps people explore things to do in their free time, has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnMedia Top 100 winners. The Goby site provides users access to information on millions of activities, events, attractions, dining and lodging options sourced from across the Web and presented in an organized, easy-to-use interface.
Goby was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz. “We’re thrilled to be one of the OnMedia Top 100 winners,” said Mark Watkins, co-founder and CEO of Goby. “Goby is only five months old, so it’s quite an honor to be in the same league as companies that have been around much longer.”
The Goby site also makes it very easy for users to share the things they find on Goby with their friends on Facebook. In addition the company is developing an iPhone application that it plans to launch later this quarter which will allow users to find fun things to do in real time while they are on the road within a destination. From hiking in San Francisco to nightlife in Miami - Goby provides comprehensive information on things to do in cities and towns across the country.
According to Watkins, “whether you’re traveling to a new destination or just planning your weekend, Goby is dedicated to helping you spend less time searching and more time doing the things you want to do."
In addition, the company also provides custom-branded versions of Goby for partner companies looking to provide their users with compelling local destination content. The Goby site can be easily customized and integrated within any Web site.
Goby and the OnMedia Top 100 Companies were honored at AlwaysOn’s OnMedia NYC event on earlier this month at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in New York. OnMedia 100 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2010 list. A full list of all the OnMedia Top 100 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn Web site at http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/34216
Goby (http://www.goby.com) is a search engine focused on exploring new things to do with your free time, from taking a unique vacation to creating this weekend's adventure. Rather than hopping from site to site, trying to make sense of it all, you simply tell Goby What, Where and When and Goby surfaces the best results the Web has to offer, organized in a way that's easy to understand and use. Launched in 2009 and based in Boston, Goby is a privately held company whose investors include Flybridge Capital Partners and Kepha Partners.
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