SALT LAKE CITY, UT - June 25, 2004 - MuseGlobal, Inc., the metasearch technology firm, announces a new version of the MuseSearch Toolbar. This new version is a plug-in version of the publicly available consumer metasearch tool, MuseSeek. The MuseSeek Toolbar is capable of searching 55 sources simultaneously in 8 different categories, featuring web engines, online booksellers, news, business sources, entertainment and sports.
"This is a gateway version of our very popular consumer metasearch product," says MuseGlobal CEO Kate Noerr, "that is always available for users to conveniently search dozens of sources at will. It's only a fraction of what MuseSearch is capable of, but it demonstrates nicely how flexible our metasearch technology is, and how easily it can be applied to consumer search."
About MuseGlobal, Inc.
The mission of MuseGlobal (www.museglobal.com) is to optimize the productivity of information users and knowledge workers by enabling the discovery, integration, and delivery of information and services from disparate systems. MuseGlobal's breakthrough MuseSearch solution is based on the most advanced metasearch architecture and features the most sophisticated pre-, in-search, and post-processing capabilities available. Many leading information management software providers feature MuseSearch as underpinning technology for their products and services. MuseGlobal's newest offering is MuseSeekTM ( www.museseek.com ), a consumer-oriented metasearch product incorporating the advanced Muse capabilities.
Backed by over 125 years of combined experience, the Muse metasearch technology is designed to help customers find the right information, easily and efficiently, regardless of where it resides. Muse gives customers a single point of access to information from any number or type of internal and external data sources by seamlessly weaving the combined searching power of external subscription databases, native search systems and web search engines and delivering consistent, uniformly formatted results, integrated and branded within your interface.
Muse's powerful translation, conversion and reformatting capabilities preserve the quality of the native search system functionality and content. The Muse technology is designed to be easily and tightly integrated within proprietary system environments. Muse metasearch has been incorporated in dozens of branded partner solutions. It has been installed in over a thousand end-user organizations, representing many different types of content management requirements, and requiring support in multiple languages.
MuseGlobal is an active participant in the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Metasearch Initiative, which is addressing publisher concerns about metasearch tool providers. MuseGlobal is also working with content providers to eliminate any performance or intellectual property protection issues they may have. This activity complements and enhances existing MuseGlobal Technology and Distribution Partner Programs.