Intellext Releases Free Version of its Watson Personal Search AssistantCompany Challenges Contemporary Notions of Search, Adds Consumer-Oriented Shopping Capabilities Powered by eBay and Amazon in Time for Holidays
CHICAGO - December 12, 2005 - Intellext? (www.intellext.com), creators of intelligent search agent Watson, today announced a free version of the product that will make advanced information retrieval available to everyone.
In offering Watson as a free download on the company?s website, Intellext is responding to the strong consumer demand it heard following the September 2005 announcement of Watson 2.0?s availability as an MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search Add-In. Before today, only business users willing to pay for the licensed version were able to put Watson to work. With this wider release, the company is set to challenge the traditional thinking that you need a search box to find information. To Watson, the search box becomes nothing more than a middle man between you and the information you need. The tool understands the context of what a computer user is working on and actively finds relevant search results from Web search engines, desktop search applications, news sites and more.
?We see users demanding more from the technology they use. When it comes to search, Watson delivers on this in a way other technologies can?t, by anticipating what users need before they ask for it,? said Al Wasserberger, CEO of Intellext. ?We want everyone to have access to this, and with this new free version of Watson, everyone can.?
The free version is designed to give consumers a complete experience, connecting them with the information they need most, from a powerful shopping comparison feature, to the web, news and blogs. Watson Professional, the licensed version of the product, remains available for business users who want to take the product?s capabilities to the next level, customizing and integrating Watson to search their subscription sources and enterprise information systems.
With its shopping feature, the product moves beyond business and research use and becomes the perfect holiday e-commerce helper for consumers looking to compare gift information. Watson recognizes when a user is shopping online, and takes the burden of looking up prices and finding product reviews off their shoulders. The ?Shopping? tab that appears in the product?s self-refreshing sidebar automatically finds and displays current eBay and Amazon listings, including eBay?s ?Buy it Now? opportunities, for items similar to what the shopper is looking at on the Internet.
In both the free Watson and the licensed Watson Professional, user privacy is respected. Intellext does not receive information about what the user is looking at, and does not track the links clicked, or the pages viewed. So, personal information never leaves the user?s computer and privacy is completely protected.
Visit www.intellext.com or e-mail email@example.com to get your free copy of Watson or free trial of Watson Professional. To learn how Watson Professional can increase the ROI of your company?s internal knowledge systems, contact Intellext sales at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intelligence in Context. This statement forges the foundation of Intellext, a visionary company that pushes the boundaries of contemporary search. Intellext uses contextually-based search technology to serve individual users, enterprises and content providers. Since launching in early 2005, Watson has received awards from Gartner and KMWorld Magazine, along with recognition from PC Magazine, the Boston Globe, CBS News, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times and more.
Watson is an advanced information retrieval tool that frees computer users from the search box. The application analyzes the context of what users are doing on their computers and proactively finds relevant information from preferred desktop search applications like the MSN Search Toolbar, search engines, news sites, shopping sites, blogs, research services, and corporate knowledge and document management systems. Results are delivered to the user?s desktop in a non-intrusive sidebar.
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