Wink Increases Reach of its People Search Through Partnership With ZoomInfo

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Wink, the web’s largest people search engine, has partnered with ZoomInfo, a business information search engine used to quickly find information about industries, companies, people and products, to incorporate ZoomInfo’s 38 million business people profiles into Wink’s search results. This will deliver more relevant results to Wink users searching for business people by name on wink.com.

“Whether reconnecting with old colleagues, making new connections, or recruiting, business networking online is a major use of people search,” said Michael Tanne, CEO, Wink. “Partnering with ZoomInfo ensures that Wink can deliver the most useful and accurate search results.”

As greater numbers of people establish a presence at social networking sites and other online communities, people search engines are becoming a more important part of business and social networking, allowing people to find colleagues and reconnect with friends. ZoomInfo’s semantic search engine identifies and extracts the most-up-to-date and relevant information about the specific business people and companies that members are looking for.

“ZoomInfo is pleased to extend Wink’s people search capabilities with our comprehensive profiles on 38 million professionals and the 3.5 million companies they work for,” said Bryan Burdick, COO of ZoomInfo. “As Wink users search for more information on professional contacts, they’ll be able to view our profiles which include work history, education, board associations and even professional bios.”

Wink People Search has nearly tripled the number of people it searches since it launched in November of 2006 now searching across over 250 million profiles. To find people online, Wink has worked with many of the world’s largest social networks, including MySpace, Hi5, LinkedIn, Friendster, Bebo, Reunion.com, Live Spaces, Xanga, Twitter and more. Wink is also announcing today that it has formed a partnership with ZoomInfo to provide the over 38 million profiles of business people assembled from information from across the Internet to the Wink search results.

About Wink Wink is a People Search Engine that makes it easier to find people across the Web by providing search of over 250 Million profiles across social networks and on-line communities. Wink users can claim their on-line profiles to manage their on-line presence. Wink’s patent-pending PeopleRank technology provides the most relevant people search results. Wink’s team of experienced search engineers come from Yahoo, Inktomi, Excite, and Google. Find more at http://wink.com.

About ZoomInfo ZoomInfo is a business information search engine used to quickly find information about industries, companies, people, products and services. ZoomInfo is used by sales and marketing professionals to identify business opportunities, by recruiters to locate talent, and by anyone conducting in-depth research about products, services and businesses. ZoomInfo’s semantic search engine continually crawls the Business Web – the millions of company Websites, news feeds and other online sources – to identify company and people information which is then organized into fresh, comprehensive and objective profiles. ZoomInfo currently has profiles on nearly 38 million people and over 3.5 million companies, and its search engine adds more than 20,000 new profiles every day.

According to Nielson/NetRatings, ZoomInfo is the fastest growing network in the country, with 275% annual growth. More than 4 million people search http://www.ZoomInfo.com every month. In addition, over 2,000 customers, including Yahoo!, Microsoft, Oracle, PepsiCo and 20% of the Fortune 500, use ZoomInfo’s patented search tools. ZoomInfo is privately held and based in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit http://www.ZoomInfo.com.

Wink Media Contact:      TENOR Stephanie Trussell 415.341.6511

ZoomInfo Media Contact: Lois Paul & Partners Rachel Labas 781.782.5700

Contacts

MATTHEW STOTTS
Wink Technologies, Inc.
415-738-2273

Michael Tanne
WINK
415-786-2231