Pixsy Corporation, a media search platform that powers private label video and image search engines, today announced an agreement with leading online travel and leisure retailer lastminute.com. Under the terms of the partnership, lastminute.com will utilize Pixsy’s media search technology to operate a travel focused video and image search engine at lastminute.pixsy.com
Pixsy’s media search technology enables lastminute.com to operate a vertical multimedia search engine, giving users the ability to search millions of travel photos and videos while simultaneously shopping for travel services. Pixsy technology makes it easy for any site to run a branded multimedia search engine with content customized to that specific audience, thereby creating new search activity and targeted advertising inventory. lastminute.com selected Pixsy’s hosted media search solution, enabling them to utilize video and image search without internal development efforts.
Ralph du Plessis, SEO Manager of lastminute.com comments, “We selected Pixsy for their ability to create a hosted media search engine, under the lastminute.com brand... Offering users the ability to search photos and videos keeps them on our site longer and engaged with our brand and service.”
Pixsy CEO, Chase Norlin added, “Working with lastminute.com is a significant validation of our media search technology and we’re excited to bring millions of photos and videos to travelers around the world. This partnership is a great example of our ability to provide vertical media search solutions to websites in various content categories.”
Who is lastminute.com?
lastminute.com pioneered the online travel and leisure industry by offering people a 5* lifestyle for 3* prices, selling everything from flights, hotels, gifts, gig tickets, restaurants and theatre tickets all at the lastminute.
Since its birth in 1998, conceived by the vision of cutting edge entrepreneurs Brent Hoberman and Martha Lane Fox, lastminute.com has come a long way. We now operate in 13 European countries, USA and Australia which all now have a lastminute.com site helping people tap into inspirational ways to spend their free-time every single day, either at the lastminute or when planning in advance.
In July 2005, lastminute.com and its group of companies, including car rental gurus Holiday Autos and travel agents’ best-kept secret Medhotels.com, all joined the Sabre Holdings Group.
Pixsy Corporation (pixsycorp.com) is an award-winning media search platform that powers private label image and video search engines for online websites and applications. Pixsy brings a new suite of tools to the multimedia search sector and is creating new search-based ad opportunities in the process. Pixsy’s multimedia spiders and index also let it create compelling vertical search applications for customers that can serve as multimedia launching points for vertical portals. Pixsy has offices in San Francisco, CA and Seattle, WA and was founded by a team of engineers and business leaders hailing from Microsoft, Sony, and ValueClick.
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