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Rocketinfo First Search Engine to Release News Search API


LOS ANGELES, CA -- 12/14/2004 -- Rocketinfo Inc. (OTC BB: RKTI), a leading international supplier of search technologies and real-time news, business information and competitive intelligence solutions to corporations, governments and professional service firms, today announced the release of the preview version of the RocketNews Search Application Programming Interface (API).

The Rocketinfo Search API provides independent software vendors (ISV’s) and business partners with easy to integrate search tools that:

-- provide access to millions of current news and business articles updated in realtime

-- allow them to rapidly develop new, reliable and scalable search applications

-- create new market opportunities for their products and services

Rocketinfo is the first search engine to release a “news and business information” search API for general use. The java-based RocketNews Search API is designed for companies creating applications that require embedded search functionality and real-time access to current news and business information. The technology provides access to the 11,000-source RocketNews database. The database includes Newspapers, Web-only News Sites, Newswires, Traditional Media/Broadcast Web Sites, Corporate Web Sites, and Government & Regulatory Institutions. The API supports the ability to create keyword and phrase searches. In addition, it also supports the use of parametric controls to limit results based criteria such as content type, location, and date range.
“Our Search API allows companies to create powerful products that take advantage of our comprehensive content repository,” said Rocketinfo CTO Rick VanWell. “The next generation of business applications and services requires embedded search and dynamic access to real-time news & business information and the RocketNews Search API is the first technology to meet this demand.”

The RocketNews Search API is available for limited, non-commercial use. To obtain the API please contact Rocketinfo at

About Rocketinfo

Rocketinfo provides a superb combination of next-generation search technologies, unique and proprietary approaches to the extraction of valuable business information, and a complete range of delivery tools, (including RSS). Leading corporations such as Sun Microsystems, Mead Johnson and Turner Broadcasting have come to rely upon Rocketinfo solutions for competitive intelligence, market research, and media monitoring The Rocketinfo search engine utilizes a continuously updated index of over 11,000 Internet sites, 70,000 RSS and Weblog sources as well as client-defined content channels. The company also operates the popular RocketNews search engine (, and the Rocket RSS-Reader (


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