|March 6, 2003
Atomica Unveils GuruNet, 4th Generation Reference Tool
|Advanced Version of Popular Windows Application Delivers Answers on Demand
|WESLEY HILLS, NY -- March 6, 2003 -- Atomica Corporate today announced the immediate availability of GuruNet 4.0 (www.gurunet.com), an advanced version of its award-winning application for Windows PC's, and the successor to Atomica Slingshot. With a single click on any word or phrase on the screen, GuruNet delivers valuable real-time and reference information, including dictionary and encyclopedia terms, thesaurus, acronyms, technical terms, company descriptions, stock quotes, biographies, news, sports, weather, maps, translation and much more.
GuruNet's patented technology displays an unobtrusive pop-up window on demand, without interrupting users' work. It works within any Windows application: e-mail, Office, enterprise apps and web browsers. Answers are activated by an alt-click on any word on the screen; GuruNet provides an instant definition, overview or snapshot description.
As opposed to traditional search engines, which index the billions of pages on the web, GuruNet displays pre-compiled and organized reference data from over 50 premium content sources. It eliminates the need for the user to follow links back and forth serially, hunting for relevant facts. Rather, it delivers reference information in a quick, concise, authoritative, readable summary.
"We are very excited about renewing our popular classic GuruNet name for this new and improved release," explained Robert Rosenschein, CEO of Atomica Corporation. "As a simple reference tool for end-users, we think it conveys the intuitive, user-friendly smarts that our users have told us they've loved all along. Our company name remains Atomica."
The new GuruNet is the product of several years of active feedback from a community of hundreds of thousands of users. Among its significant improvements are: user interface innovations; richer, more dynamic content; expanded customization; instant audible word pronunciation; and an advanced power query capability.
Atomica aims to streamline both personal communication and business research by providing simplified access to premier reference resources. In addition to single end-users licenses, the company offers educational, corporate and large-organization group discounts.
About Atomica Corporation
Founded in 1999, Atomica Corporation (www.atomica.com) is backed by a well-respected group of leading institutional and individual investors. Institutional backers include Highland Capital Partners, Goldman Sachs, America Online -Time Warner Ventures, JP Morgan Partners, Soundview Ventures, Israel Seed Partners, and Chase Capital Partners. Individual investors include industry luminaries such as Morton H. Meyerson, Mark Tebbe, Robin Neustein, Robert Lessin, John Sculley, and Yossi Vardi.
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