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MARCH 24, 2009 – Sunnyvale, CALIF — DeepDyve, the research engine for the Deep Web, today announced that Steve Wozniak has joined the company's Advisory Board. In this role he will advise on technology trends and user experience. As co-founder of Apple Inc., Wozniak's engineering skills led to innovations that redefined the boundaries of personal computing. As a member of the Advisory Board, he brings that same vision and creativity to DeepDyve, a company that is changing the way people conduct research on the Internet.
"The Deep Web holds an almost limitless wealth of data, yet most of that information is collecting dust because nobody's come up with a way to mine the data in a way that's useful to researchers and consumers," said Wozniak. "DeepDyve's search technology is a breakthrough compared to the traditional keyword search that we know today. The company has the potential to transform Deep Web search, and I'm excited to help bring about that transformation."
For years, researchers and other information-savvy individuals have tried in vain to use the Deep Web for research purposes, yet an estimated 99.8% of the Internet is still hidden from many of today's search engines. To address this problem, DeepDyve developed its KeyPhraseTM technology, enabling its users to type in a few words, or copy an entire article as their query and find all related articles from only the best sources in the Deep Web. Whether someone is a professional researcher or simply a consumer who wants and expects a more powerful form of search, DeepDyve is the solution for those who want to access expert content previously hidden in the Deep Web.
"Steve's place in the history of computing is already well established. But what sets him apart is his passion for technology and his commitment to mentoring and fostering the next generation of technology companies," said William Park, CEO of DeepDyve. "We're honored that Steve has chosen to work with DeepDyve, and we're excited about the strides that we'll make together."
In addition to his participation at DeepDyve, Wozniak maintains various business and philanthropic interests, and has been especially involved in supporting elementary education initiatives local to the Silicon Valley. Most recently, Wozniak has been a competitor and fan favorite on ABC's Dancing With The Stars.
DeepDyve, formerly known as Infovell, is the research engine for the Deep Web. DeepDyve unlocks the vast and rich collection of information that is out on the web, but is hidden from today's search engines. Using DeepDyve, people find the in-depth, high-quality information they need to answer tough research questions. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, with offices in Shanghai, China. To learn more about DeepDyve, go to www.DeepDyve.com or call 1-408-773-0110.