Kansas City, MO. (PRWEB) June 26, 2006 –-
Nations Media Partners, a boutique investment bank specializing in media and telecommunications transactions, announced today that it has been hired by kozoru, Inc. to exclusively represent them in on-going discussions with strategic partners for their byoms™ mobile search technology.
“Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL, Google, and InterActive Corp. would all benefit from the byoms technology,” said Matt Rice of Nations Media Partners. “We’re also approaching companies like DoubleClick, Looksmart, Adknowledge.com and mobile media companies in Asia. The next winner in search will be whoever can best interface with the IM Generation, and once a strategic partner integrates byoms’ monetization component, their advertising model will be significantly enhanced.”
Byoms, which stands for “build your own mobile search,” allows users to create a personalized, search feed from the sites they trust. Users then query and find targeted responses to their questions through a chat interface, via either a desktop AIM client or AIM-enabled mobile phone. Utilizing kozoru’s patent pending Natural Language Response™ algorithm to enhance relevance, users receive full-sentence responses to their queries, instead of thousands of results. Currently, byoms leverages AOL’s industry-leading chat client, and soon users will be able to create feeds for their Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, Google Talk, and Jabber clients. Users can find existing byoms or create a new feed at http://www.byoms.com.
“By allowing a much higher degree of personalization, byoms is doing for search what MySpace did for social networking,” said John Flowers, founder and CEO of kozoru. “Byoms gives users the power to make the search experience their own, and that is the future of search, instant messaging, and social networks.”
kozoru, Inc. of Overland Park, Kansas has developed byoms, which stands for “build your own mobile search.” The byoms search technology is built on an instant messaging platform and gives users the ability to ask questions or keywords of a search feed the user has preconfigured with their own authoritative web URLs. For more information about the company, visit http://www.kozoru.com. For more information about byoms, visit http://www.byoms.com.
About Nations Media Partners
Nations Media Partners, Inc., based in Kansas City, MO, is an investment bank focusing on mergers, acquisitions, and corporate finance services in the media and telecommunications sectors. Established in 1996, Nations Media’s specialists have advised clients on over 200 successful transactions valued in excess of $2.5 billion. For more information on Nations Media Partners, contact Matt Rice (816) 960-0100.
Matthew P. Rice
Nations Media Partners
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