Paul Demery , Chief Technology Editor
Partnership brings comparison shopping tool to Web`s top site for editor- screened electronics and gadget deals
Huntsville, Ala., July 10, 2007 - Deal-finding news leader dealnews.com, today announced that it has partnered with PriceGrabber.comR, an Experian company and leader in the online comparison shopping space, to provide dealnews.com readers with pricing information on products featured in the site`s deal reviews.
Under the partnership, dealnews.com`s reviews of consumer electronics and computer products will be accompanied by a list, powered by PriceGrabber.com, of pricing offers for the same or similar products from thousands of online vendors.
At PriceGrabber.com, shoppers can instantly find and compare millions of unique products and services contained in 20 channels, such as Consumer Electronics, Cameras, Home and Garden, Cell Phones, Plans & Accessories and more. PriceGrabber.com`s shopping experience includes: BottomLinePrice calculations (tax and shipping included in price), merchant ratings and reviews, detailed product information and reviews, side-by-side product comparisons and email notification of the best prices and availability on the Internet.
Named one of the best services of 2006 by PC World, dealnews.com is the Web`s leading guide to the best deals on consumer electronics, computers, men`s apparel, and more. Dealnews.com`s editors investigate hundreds of deals every day and publish only those that pass the dealnews.com test: Is it the guaranteed lowest price, is it sold by a reputable store, and is it actually worth it?
"We are thrilled that dealnews.com has chosen PriceGrabber.com to power their shopping site," said Ron LaPierre, president of PriceGrabber.com. "The
unique features PriceGrabber.com has to offer, will help dealnews.com users shop smarter and find the right product, from the right retailer, at the best price."
"At dealnews.com, we have always believed that the more pricing and product information our readers have, the better," said dealnews.com co- founder and CEO Daniel de Grandpre. "Our partnership with PriceGrabber.com is all about making it easier for our readers to save money and make more informed product and purchasing decisions."
The announcement of the PriceGrabber.com partnership comes at a time of rapid growth for dealnews.com, which was co-founded by de Grandpre ten years ago.
The company now publishes seven related sites and saw a 60 percent increase in revenues and a 130 percent increase in profits in 2006. Dealnews.com today boasts 3 million unique visitors each month and 20 million page views. It was recently named an official Webby Honoree in the Best Services category for The 11th Annual Webby Awards.
About dealnews.com, Inc.
dealnews.com, Inc. operates a network of six web sites that guide consumers to the best deals on consumer electronics, computers, men`s apparel, and more. Its flagship site, dealnews.com, was named "one of the best products of 2006" by PC World. Relying on its team of expert editors, reader intelligence, and proprietary research tools, dealnews.com showcases up to 100 of the top deals, coupons, and sales every day. Founded in 1997, dealnews is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama with editorial offices in New York City.
PriceGrabber.com, part of Experian InteractiveSM, has established itself as one of the most trusted and effective online comparison shopping services, allowing approximately 24 million consumers each month to search and compare information that enables them to find the right product from the right retailer at the best price. Through continued innovation and a consistent focus on providing the best comparison shopping experience on the Internet, PriceGrabber.com provides savvy shoppers access to millions of
unique products and services from thousands of retailers and sellers in 20 product and service channels. The company also powers comparison shopping functionality for a network of leading Internet sites, including AOL Shopping, MSN Shopping, About.com, iVillage and Comcast. The company offers comparison shopping in English (at http://www.pricegrabber.com), Spanish (at http://www.preciomania.com) and Portuguese (at http://www.precomania.com) as well as international sites in Canada and the United Kingdom.
PriceGrabber.com is headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. PriceGrabber is a registered trademark, and PriceGrabber.com and BottomLinePrice are trademarks of PriceGrabber.com, Inc., a Delaware corporation. Other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
ExperianR is a global leader in providing analytical and information services to organizations and consumers to help manage the risk and reward of commercial and financial decisions. Combining its unique information tools and deep understanding of individuals, markets and economies, Experian partners with organizations around the world to establish and strengthen customer relationships and provide their businesses with competitive advantage. For consumers, Experian delivers critical information that enables them to make financial and purchasing decisions with greater control and confidence. Clients include organizations from financial services, retail and catalog, telecommunications, utilities, media, insurance, automotive, leisure, e- commerce, manufacturing, property and government sectors.
Experian Group Limited is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. It has corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and operational headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif., and Nottingham,
UK. Experian employs approximately 13,500 people in 36 countries worldwide, supporting clients in more than 60 countries. Annual sales are $3.5 billion.
For more information, visit the Group`s Web site at www.experiangroup.com.
Experian and the marks used herein are service marks or registered trademarks of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
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