Ziff Davis Launches Gazerk.com Search Site For PC and Video Gamers

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Ziff Davis Game Group launched a new vertical search engine during E3 that provides gamers comprehensive search results from across the Internet and lets them

Ziff Davis Game Group, the nation’s leading publisher of videogame magazines and websites, today launched the beta version of Gazerk.com (http://www.Gazerk.com/), a vertical search site for gamers. Gazerk.com uses Kosmix search technology to provide users a multi-dimensional view of search results, placing Web content into categories specifically relevant to gamers: game reviews, cheats, screenshots, etc. This reduces the number of steps it takes gamers to find the most relevant content, and presents useful information users may not have considered otherwise. The site is designed to be fast, clean, and simple, delivering comprehensive results quickly and efficiently from across the entire Web.

"The gaming space lends itself well to vertical search," said Ira Becker, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the 1UP Network (http://www.1UP.com/). "Gamers think of Web content in terms of specific categories. So Gazerk provides them search results in a view organized around the way they search – by content category, such as screenshots or cheats. We chose Kosmix to power the search engine because it's the most powerful search categorization technology on the market."

Gazerk.com combines search algorithms with human expertise, leveraging both Kosmix's (http://www.Kosmix.com/) best-of-breed search technology and Ziff Davis Game Group's editorial authority. As a result, Gazerk.com provides gamers the most comprehensive resource for finding all types of gaming content on the whole Web.

About Ziff Davis Game Group

Ziff Davis Game Group, a division of Ziff Davis Media Inc., is the largest publisher of electronic gaming magazines and websites in the United States, reaching over 11 million gamers online and over 17 million gamers in print. The Game Group publishes Electronic Gaming Monthly, which has the highest readership of any independent gaming magazine, covering the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Revolution, Sony PSP, Nintendo DS, and all relevant and emerging game systems; Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine, the #1 publication for passionate PlayStation and PSP gamers; Computer Gaming World, the longest running and most respected publication for core PC gamers; 1UP.com, the online home for gamers looking for exclusive editorial content and advanced social networking; GameVideos.com, the only site hosting any and all video related to gaming culture; FileFront.com, the leading destination for gaming-related file downloads; and GameTab.com, the industry’s most powerful game news and reviews aggregator.

About Kosmix (http://www.kosmix.com)

Kosmix has created a fundamentally new approach to search based on the development of patent-pending algorithms and technology that present a multi-dimensional view of relevant search results. The company was founded in 2004 by Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman, who also co-founded Junglee, a provider of database technology for helping consumers find products on the Internet, which was acquired by Amazon in 1998. Kosmix has filed more than 10 patents and has indexed more than 3.2 billion URLs. Based in Mountain View, Calif., Kosmix is privately funded. Lead investors include Cambrian Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners.


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