Scandinavian Search Engine Expands
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Telepartner A/S announced that its newly acquired ITcom, a leading Danish-language search engine, will be introduced in Norway and Sweden this fall.
Aldo Petersen, Telepartner's CEO, said the company expects to enhance its revenue potential through the addition of related Swedish and Norwegian products and through tie ins to Telepartner's existing trade catalogs.
ITcom said it believes Webguiden has certain competitive advantages over search engines like Yahoo, Excite and Lycos, which are not offered in the Danish language. In addition, the company claims to have the most extensive database of businesses in Scandinavia, consisting of approximately 3.2 million up-to-date addresses, telephone numbers and fax numbers.
Currently, the Danish site receives more than 1 million hits per week, the company reported, and Telepartner expects similar usage in the other two Scandinavian countries.
Separately, Telepartner further reported today that Webguiden will introduce a newly developed interface and significantly faster search engine this month in Denmark. This new interface is designed to be more user friendly and provide a broader range of information, including financial data, on Danish businesses, Petersen said.