Scour.com Receives 2009 “Webware 100” Award for Search and Reference
Award Recognizes Social Search Engine as Leader in the Next Wave of Innovation
SHERMAN OAKS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scour.com today announced it received a 2009 Webware 100 award for search and reference by Webware, a CNET site. The Web 2.0 user community cast more than 630,000 votes in an online voting poll which ultimately selected the winners. Finalists for the 2009 Webware 100 Awards were selected by the editors of Webware. Scour.com is a social search engine that bridges the gap between algorithmic and human powered search.
“We are thrilled that both search users and the Webware community so strongly agree and have recognized Scour as the next generation in search.”
The 2009 Webware 100 Awards recognize the best Web 2.0 sites, services, and applications that are leading the next wave of innovation. Webware editors received and reviewed thousands of entries. A complete list of the winners can be found at www.webware.com/100.
“Receiving this award is further proof of the growing popularity and future potential of people-powered social search,” said Daniel Yomtobian, president and CEO of Scour. “We are thrilled that both search users and the Webware community so strongly agree and have recognized Scour as the next generation in search.”
Scour.com is a powerful meta social search engine which combines results from Google, Yahoo! and MSN. Scour improves results by allowing people to vote and comment on each search query, making search engine results more relevant through a combination of algorithmic and human-powered intelligence. Users are incentivized through a unique program which rewards people to search. Users are awarded for searching, voting and commenting; once 6,500 points are accrued, Scour rewards the user with a $25 Visa gift card. In addition, for a trial period Scour users qualify for a $1,000 giveaway for every search they conduct.
“This annual listing has become such an essential resource for people who want to learn more about Web 2.0 and the many ways it can help them stay connected,” said Rafe Needleman, editor of Webware and CNET. “The Web 2.0 community and our editors ultimately selected the very best sites, services and applications that have made a lasting impression.”
To view all the winners and finalists, go to: http://www.webware.com/100.
Scour.com is a social search engine that bridges the gap between algorithmic and human powered search. Scour rewards people for searching, voting, commenting and referring friends. Launched in 2008, Scour was previously Aftervote.com, which was acquired by Advertise.com, in 2008. To learn more about Scour, visit www.scour.com.