June 18, 2008
Alerts.Com Launches Beta Web Site With Expansive Set of Alerts to Help Its Users Manage Time and Save Money
SEATTLE, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Alerts.com (http://www.alerts.com/), a free online service that helps users create and manage customized alerts all in one place, today launched its public beta site, as well as announced publishing partnerships with INRIX(R), the leading provider of traffic information and Jobster, the leading online career network.
The newly launched site, Alerts.com aggregates content from multiple sources and delivers user-requested information for free when and how the user requests it -- initially, users will be able to receive alerts via e-mail, SMS or voice. Alerts.com simplifies the everyday process of information access and eliminates the consumer pain of having to go to multiple sites for different types of information or constantly go check a site for updates.
"Consumers are inundated with vast amounts of information and often have a difficult time sorting through what is relevant, important or urgent to their everyday needs," said Alerts.com co-founder and chief executive officer, Pascal Stolz. "Alerts.com is a user-friendly service that helps users aggregate what they want from one secure source."
INRIX and Jobster join PR Newswire as the first partners to provide relevant and personalized alerts through Alerts.com. INRIX supplies Alerts.com users with daily gas price and up-to-the-minute traffic updates and Jobster notifies Alerts.com users when new jobs matching customizable criteria are posted on the Web.
"Today's consumers are increasingly interested in getting relevant and personalized information at their fingertips. INRIX's real-time traffic information and fuel prices save them time and money by finding the nearest and most cost-effective service station, while avoiding frustrating and stressful traffic," said INRIX CEO, Bryan Mistele. "We're excited to partner with Alerts.com in bringing these services to consumers all over the country."
"In this difficult economic environment we're thrilled to bring everyday money and time-saving information to consumers all from one place," said Stolz. "Partnering with INRIX and Jobster gives our users the opportunity to save on gas, get to and from work faster or find a higher paying job. We strive to provide our users with best and most accurate information."
Alerts.com also provides alerts for sports scores, airfare pricing, gas prices, horoscopes, birthdays, events and RSS feed keyword-based alerts. Earlier this month, the company announced a partnership with PR Newswire to provide a unique offering of alerts based on the press releases and other content available through PR Newswire. Alerts.com plans to remove the beta and be in full swing, later in 2008.
Alerts.com is a free online service where anyone can manage alerts and information from every available service all in one place. Alerts.com helps reduce information overload on the Web by simplifying the everyday process of information access, delivering messages to consumers on their terms and in the context of their lives.
Alerts.com is an opt-in service aggregating content from multiple sources, thus eliminating the need to go to multiple sites. It enables anyone, anywhere to access, manage, organize and control how to receive reminders, notifications and alerts of personally relevant and time-sensitive information and content. With Alerts.com you get updated news headlines, sports scores, birthday or party reminders, weather, price, gas price alerts and more. All alerts can be delivered via email, SMS and/or voice and there is absolutely no spam -- what you select is what you get, nothing else.
Alerts.com was founded in December 2007 and is based in Bellevue, Wash. For more information and to register for Alerts.com, visit http://www.alerts.com/.
INRIX(R) is the leading provider of accurate real-time, historical and predictive traffic information in North America and Europe, with over 55 customers and industry partners including TomTom, MapQuest, Microsoft, Clear Channel Radio's Total Traffic Network, TeleNav, I-95 Corridor Coalition, Tele Atlas, deCarta, ITIS Holdings, Mio, Navigon, TCS, Telmap, ANWB, ARC Transistance, and TNO. INRIX delivers the highest quality data and broadest coverage available for personal navigation, mapping, telematics and other location-based service applications in the car, online and on mobile devices.
INRIX Traffic Services leverage sophisticated statistical analysis techniques, originally developed by Microsoft Research, to aggregate and enhance traffic-related information from hundreds of public and private sources, including traditional road sensors and the company's unique network of over 800,000 GPS-enabled vehicles and cellular probes. INRIX delivers traffic information today for over 100 markets in North America and via ARC Transistance for 16 European countries. To experience the traffic technology revolution behind the next generation of navigation and location-based service applications, visit http://www.inrix.com/.
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