Gigablast Search Engine Among GSA's Top Three Picks for Ongoing FirstGov.gov Search Services


ALBUQUERQUE, NM, September 22, 2005--New Mexico based company, Gigablast, Inc., is one of three internet search firms which were recently awarded Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) from the U.S. Government's General Services Administration's E-Gov Solutions Search Program to provide internet search services for the U.S. Government's official web portal, FirstGov.gov. Gigablast was selected for the BPA award along with Pittsburgh, PA based Vivisimo, Inc. and Norwegian incumbent, FAST Search and Transfer. As a BPA awardee, Gigablast is now eligible to compete with other awardees for a series of task orders to be issued through September 19, 2010. The first such task order was awarded to Vivisimo, in partnership with Microsoft, this past Monday. We want to sincerely congratulate our long-time client, Vivisimo, Inc., on successfully procuring the first task order for this immense, government-wide search project, says Matt Wells, CEO & founder of Gigablast, Inc.. As a small company with a relatively short history, Gigablast is proud to have earned such a highly coveted position on the GSAs top three list. It really says a lot about our proprietary, hyperscalable search technology and demonstrates Gigablast's viability as a major force in the extremely competitive internet search industry, Wells explains.

Gigablast also recently announced its enhanced web directory search.The directory, which features over 600,000 topics and over 4 million categorized pages, is based on DMOZ.org data (Open Directory Project). Gigablast provides users with revolutionary hypertechnology for searching an entire category within the directory, pages within a base category, or sites within a base category, for any topic in the directory, in effect, instantly creating over 500,000 vertical search engines. Additionally, all directory searches are further enhanced by the massive amount of link information imported from Gigablast's multi-billion page main index. The result is an unparalleled web directory search experience.

Always seeking to provide its users with convenience and value-added features, Gigablast has also released beta versions of Government Search, Blog Search, and Travel Search.The company's most recent index expansion from 1.5 billion to over 2 billion webpages gives it the fifth largest publicly searchable web index in the world.  The new, larger index includes a comprehensive refresh of webpages from the previous index. "Be on the lookout for some additional, innovative search enhancements originating from Gigablast before year's end", says Wells.


ABOUT GIGABLAST
With one of the largest and freshest webpage indices in the world, Gigablast, Inc. has joined the elite ranks of major search engine companies. Founded in 2000, Gigablast was created to index up to 200 Billion webpages with the least amount of hardware possible. Gigablast provides large-scale, high-performance, real-time information retrieval technology for partner sites. The company offers a variety of features, http://www.gigablast.com/features.html, including topic generation and the ability to index multiple document formats. This search delivery mechanism gives a partner "turn key" search capability and the capacity to instantly offer search at maximum scalability with minimum cost. In addition, the Gigablast website, http://www.gigablast.com/, provides unique "GigaBits" of information, enabling visitors to easily refine their searches based upon related topics computed from the search results. Clients range from Nasdaq 100 listed corporations to boutique companies and now the U.S. Government.