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May 05, 2015 9:52 PM ET

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Company Overview of Blekko, Inc.

Company Overview

Blekko, Inc. is a consumer facing search engine that delivers relevant and spam free search results. It provides Slashtag, a tool used to filter search results and helps to search high quality sites; and Slashtag boosting, which boosts relevant sites based on the category of the search query. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Redwood City, California.

100 Marine Parkway

Suite 275

Redwood City, CA 94065

United States

Founded in 2007





Key Executives for Blekko, Inc.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 46
Vice President of Operations
Chief Technology Officer
Vice President of Business Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Blekko, Inc. Key Developments

Blekko Announces Launch of Izik for Smartphones

Blekko, Inc. announced the launch of izik for smartphones, bringing their popular categorical search experience to iOS and Android users. izik capitalizes on the form and image rich functionality of today's touch-screen devices, delivering search results in a highly-visual format, organized by category and easy to navigate with the flip of a finger. izik for smartphones includes the same great touch-based features as the popular izik tablet app, redesigned for the smaller real estate common on most mobile phone screens. The smartphone app also includes a new feature called "What's Nearby" that helps user to find popular local establishments close to user such as cafes, movie theaters, bars, restaurants, and more. This feature is available only on izik for smartphones, reflecting how smartphones are used as a tool while on the go more frequently than tablets, which tend to be used mostly in a home or office. izik leverages Blekko's unique Dynamic Inference Graph, the most sophisticated categorization engine ever built, to deliver a dynamically created set of categories for every query. The Dynamic Inference Graph is an enormous semantic database that algorithmically maps queries into thousands of categories. For example, a search for "Michelle Obama" offers users the ability to directly access a quick answer as well as results from politics, fashion and news, while a search for "US Open" offers tennis, gold, scores and leaderboards, history as well as vivid images. Users can swipe their way through results in any one category, scroll to see results from other categories, pinch to zoom and easily share results through their social networks directly from the app.

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