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LeapFish is a multi-dimensional search aggregator that retrieves results from several of the top search portals, including Google, Yahoo, Live Search, Blogs, Videos, Shopping and other popular search engines. Unique, fresh, new, a lifeline to a breadth of relevant information. That is what LeapFish is for the user. LeapFish was launched to address the increased flow of new, abundant and relevant information through empowering Internet users with a unique, bold and radically simple way of accessing the web in a single search. LeapFish consolidates fragmented information from multiple sources and major web portals like Google, Ebay, YouTube and numerous social media outlets (blogs and social networks) and breaks it into simple and wider reaching results for the userLeapFish’s purpose is to gather, organize and render the most relevant information from the internet’s most valuable destinations for each user search entry, in one single search.
The search engines obtains its notability by how they display their results. LeapFish does not combine and reorder search results. It allows the user to set what and who they want to obtain results from. FastCompany Robert Scoble, Mercury News and others have deemed LeapFish as an innovative new search engine pushing the Power of Search 2.0. Ben Behrouzi the Co founder of LeapFish.com is a serial entrepenuer from the bay area. Prior to DotNext Behrouzi co-founded Reply.com at the age of 20, a leading lead generation portal for service professionals in real estate, automotive, home improvement and lending. As Chief Technology Officer and Chief of Product, Behrouzi lead the company in the full detailed architecture and engineering of Reply.com's service products and state-of-the-art technology infrastructure, working to grow the company to multi-million annual revenues and over $17 million in funding. Ben Behrouzi is a frequent consultant for young founders and startup organizations in the San Francisco bay area and has been featured on FastCompany TV, NBC, Fox Business News, MercuryNews and other networks and publications.
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The assumption in life is people are always looking for more. Yet the actuality is people will continue to settle for less because it is familiar. You can apply that to the world of search as well and Leapfish is Pioneering Search 2.0 However, every now and then you’ll have a brave soul that decides to step outside of the box and ignore the naysayers. Without that individual Google would cease to exist and Yahoo would still be the most dominant search engine on the web. But my question is where is that next brave soul? It has been well over a decade since Google and Yahoo began their quest for dominance but where does that leave search now? We have the same exact major search engines competing over Market Share, the same exact place where Search was 10 years ago just with better results and more to pull from. LeapFishis challenging that status quo. Stoney deGeyter posed a challenging question to the masses when he stated, “If you're a searcher, you have to ask yourself if you really do get superior results from Google or if you just think you do. Even if you do, are the results on the other engines that much inferior that you can't find what you want?” The answer is no, technology is far too advanced to miss a result now. The results are not inferior they are simply different. But is it wrong to feel confident in a company that proved there was a better way to search the web? No, in fact you should be encouraged because they forced Yahoo, MSN and the rest of the Search world to step up their game. The Facebooks, Myspaces, YouTubes , etc… would be a mere thought without the advancements major search engines made. Google & Yahoo made it easy for people to access information online. Search engines made it easier to learn, to express, to post, to blog, to bookmark, and to connect. So now the internet is much more than a few powerful Search Engines connecting websites. The internet now has a voice & a pulse. The internet now has communities; the internet now can adapt and change at a rate that most of us can not even conceive. So where’s the search tool that will search it all, defragment data online and consolidate it just like Google did 10 years ago? There are many choices out there from meta search engines to brand new engines that can get you results. Try them and see which one best fits your needs; LeapFish could be the one for you!


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What is the best way to access information? Where should you go to obtain it? The answer to this question has never been as complicated as now and LeapFish is Pioneering Search 2.0 to answer this question. It has been asked for centuries and information has long been sought out by any means necessary, from generation to generation throughout time. The rise of the internet helped solve this issue in more way than one, allowing instant access to a world of information with the convenience of not having to leave your home to obtain it. The internet started as an experiment and evolved into a necessity that is the center of our universe both for commerce and communication. It is available to everyone and has no limitations. As people demand more (more features, more functionality, more power) we also had an increasing demand that it be easier to navigate and use. So the birth of search engines came just in time, making it easier to search and navigate the web. LeapFish is the rebirth of the search engines as Search 2.0 is happening at this very moment.

Recent changes that have occurred online are directly related to our social norms changing. With that change came more voices, more access and more information. Search engines, Social Networks, Blogs, and dare I say bookmarking sites now harness those voices. Now the question is how can we do a better job of filtering this information? Voices are coming from so many channels at the same time that presenting it to the user in a clear and all encompassing fashion is a major challenge.

Clay Shirky, a professor at NYU’s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program and a consultant and writer on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies, states “It’s not information overload, it is filter failure.”
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We couldn’t agree more.

Unique. Fresh. A new portal to a breadth of relevant information. That is
LeapFish . What this means for the end user is a relevant answer to the question of how this information can be filtered in a way that appeals to the masses. LeapFish was launched to address the increased flow of new, abundant and relevant information through empowering internet users with a unique, bold and radically simple way of accessing the web in a single search. The best technology today isn’t one that is necessarily feature-heavy, typically it is the one that simplifies (think Twitter or think Google - the technology that's simplest to use is also, often, the most difficult to create). LeapFish is that type of technology.

LeapFish consolidates fragmented information from multiple sources and major web portals like Google, EBay, You Tube and numerous social media outlets (blogs and social networks) and breaks it into simple and wider reaching results for the user. It’s not meant to be better, more complex or feature heavy as related to Google, Yahoo, Live or even AOL. LeapFish was designed to leverage and pull from the best of each engine and couple those results with the rest of the relevant unique content that users are seeking but were not getting, until now.




This was originally published December 22, 2008 at http://blog.leapfish.com/2008/12/22/startup-expert-behnam-behrouzi-points-to-accessibility-and-aggregation-as-big-areas-of-future-internet-growth/
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Content Fragmentation Demands Next Generation Search and Aggregation Capabilities
PLEASANTON, CA (Dec. 22, 2008) – A little more than 10 years ago, a website was considered a novelty by all but the most well-established and well-funded businesses in the world. Since that time, the Internet has evolved dramatically and, in doing so, radically changed the Internet paradigm for millions of companies and consumers around the world.

The natural evolution of the Internet, the Web 2.0 phenomenon, and the sheer number of successful Internet startups and services deployed have transformed the World Wide Web into a deep and vast place filled with highly-desirable products and services. But with so much data available, it becomes increasingly difficult for users to keep up with the myriad of services, portals and accounts available. Behnam Behrouzi, CEO of DotNext, Inc., a leading developer and incubator of innovative Internet-based companies, says that the rapidly accelerating birth of unique and highly desired content is outpacing the capacity of traditional Internet gateways to capture and deliver this data to users.

“The breadth and variety of the Internet is being lost as quickly as it is created because our traditional methods of accessing this data are slowly becoming less adequate,” Behrouzi said. “Consumers are faced with two choices: they either spend increasingly more time online manually organizing and accessing everything they care about, or they simply accept the fact that they can’t get to it all and avoid the overload.”

Behrouzi believes that consumers want to find and participate in all that is out there, but the explosive volume of content and services online have left the tools for accessing them far behind.

“How many social networks are we a part of? How many shopping sites do we jump to and from? How many job boards do we use to post jobs or find job seekers? Even more so, how much relevant data exists in cyber space that we don’t have access to?” asked Behrouzi. “Valuable and relevant content is out there. But how much of it can the traditional engines capture and deliver on page 1, without being forced to essentially discard the rest due to low viewership numbers on page 2 and 3? The accessibility of the Internet is growing ever-more fragmented, and the tools by which we access the exploding volume of information require greater sophistication.”

Behrouzi and his team at DotNext have recently launched LeapFish.com, a new multi-dimensional search aggregator and Internet dashboard that promises to capture the variety of the web now and as the solution evolves. LeapFish offers one-stop, convenient access to the web’s most sought-after destinations and content by rendering results from a growing list of major online authorities, as well as the organic search engine results traditionally utilized by users.

LeapFish takes on the fragmentation problem head first by aggregating and displaying information from destinations including Google, Yahoo, Ebay, YouTube and others through a refreshingly clean and familiar search interface. As a result users are able to maintain relationships and interaction with a growing number of services and content online.

“LeapFish provides a convenient access point to more of the Internet by performing the heavy lifting in search functions for the user,” said Behrouzi. “Some users will be conveniently surprised with new-found information that they never knew existed, while others will appreciate the convenience of leveraging our aggregator to maintain access over the variety of data they value.”

An aggressive and successful entrepreneur, despite his young age of just 27, Behrouzi frequently provides consulting and mentorship to young entrepreneurs and startups in the San Francisco Bay area. Behrouzi has founded and managed several multi-million dollar Internet-based products and services, including Reply.com, iMotors.com, DotNext and others. Behrouzi says the Internet will see more aggregators such as LeapFish.com, Indeed.com, Dogpile.com and others in more and more arenas as innovators look to filter and grapple with the ongoing information overload.

For more information, visit www.leapfish.com
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