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SemantiNet Announces Support for Yahoo! Fire Eagle and Yahoo! Search BOSS

headup Semantic Web Plugin for Firefox Now Supports Yahoo! Fire Eagle Geolocation as well as Yahoo! Search BOSS Technologies; SemantiNet Already Supports Delicious, Upcoming and Flickr to Now Provide Unmatched Yahoo! API Functionality from a Single Produc

SAN FRANCISCO and TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- SemantiNet(TM), Ltd. - a pioneer in the development of cutting-edge Semantic technology - today announced that its acclaimed headup(TM) Semantic Web plugin now supports the new Fire Eagle(TM) and BOSS (Build your Own Search Service) technologies from Yahoo!.

Both Fire Eagle and BOSS join SemantiNet's already comprehensive support for the leading Yahoo! properties, including Flickr(R), Upcoming(TM) and Delicious(TM). Through headup, users can now experience a rich new method for experiencing many of Yahoo!'s technology advances, as well as the power of Semantic Web technology in a single solution.

Fire Eagle is a Yahoo!-owned service that acts as a 'clearinghouse' for a user's physical location information. Other services and applications can update or access this information via the Fire Eagle API, having first obtained the user's permission. SemantiNet's headup is considered by Yahoo! to be a leading example for Fire Eagle integration. Yahoo! has a video demonstrating headup's support for the Fire Eagle Geolocation technology on the main Fire Eagle site at http://fireeagle.yahoo.net/.

BOSS is Yahoo!'s open search web services platform. Developers, start- ups, and large Internet companies can use BOSS to build and launch web-scale search products that utilize the Yahoo! Search infrastructure.

headup - announced to wide acclaim at the Jupiter(R) Web 3.0 conference in October - is a new plugin for the Mozilla(R) Firefox(R) Web browser that enables true semantic capabilities for the first time within any Web page. headup data is displayed fully in context on the existing page, and can be opened unobtrusively via a displayed '+' symbol next to the relevant content.

headup's semantic engine retrieves personalized, meaningful information in real-time about the data that specifically interests the individual user. With this information, headup can seamlessly and contextually 'understand' how dispersed data across the Web is related, and connect it in real time, thereby alerting the user via a '+' symbol that there is additional information that is of interest. User privacy is fully maintained and headup is available for both the Microsoft(R) Windows(R) and Apple(R) OS X(R) Operating Systems.

"SemantiNet is very fortunate to have an extremely close relationship with Yahoo! and they have been a superb partner for us," said Tal Keinan, CEO of SemantiNet. "The Yahoo! APIs allow us seamless access to their most cutting- edge new technologies such as Fire Eagle and BOSS - Yahoo!'s unmatched support has enabled us to leverage their platform to make headup an even greater success and resource for our users."

headup is available immediately for beta test - interested users can register for the limited number of beta invitations at http://www.headup.com.

About SemantiNet:

SemantiNet, Ltd. is a startup company with headquarters and R&D based in Tel Aviv, Israel in addition to a sales and marketing office in San Francisco, Calif. The company's headup(TM) product combines leading-edge Semantic Web technology with crowd-sourcing, state-of-the-art cross-platform multimedia and integrated browser functionality. Interested beta testers can sign up at the company's website - http://www.headup.com.

SemantiNet and headup are trademarks of SemantiNet, Ltd. All other trademarks and registered trademarks previously cited are the property of their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged.

SOURCE SemantiNet, Ltd.

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