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|February 26, 2007 07:15 PM EST||
PALO ALTO, California and COPENHAGEN, Denmark, October 11 /PRNewswire/ -- - New Internet Travel Site Leverages the Kapow Enterprise Mashup Platform to Collect Data and Logic From Dozens of Leading Travel Sites in an Automated Fashion to Give Consumers Unprecedented Ease in Finding the Best Airfare
Kapow Technologies (http://www.kapowtech.com/) today announced that Momondo (http://www.momondo.com/), Europe's most comprehensive travel search-engine mashup that delivers low-cost airfares to consumers, is powered by the Kapow Enterprise Mashup Platform.Momondo leverages the Kapow Technologies solution to automatically collect flight fares from more than 200 websites covering more than 600 global and regional airlines and online agencies to give consumers a consolidated view of the best airfares available on the Internet.
"Before Momondo, a travel consumer who wanted to find the best airfare for a given route often had to visit three to five different web sites to get a reliable answer," said Thorvald Stigsen, CEO of Momondo. "But now, consumers need only visit the Momondo.com site to get a single-page view of the best airfares posted on the Internet. This new web service would not be technically or economically feasible without Kapow Technologies, because it is the only solution in the world that allows our technical team to interact with hundreds of web sites an automated fashion, and deliver results to our customers within 60 seconds."
The new Internet service offered by Momondo is one of the most technologically advanced forms of mashups, because it makes a one-stop service out of hundreds of separate services. The Kapow Enterprise Mashup Platform is used to non-intrusively enable each of the airline or travel websites as services for the the Momondo.com site. For Momondo customers, this sophisticated activity is transparent, yet they obtain the results their search queries in same general timeframe that it would take to get an answer from one of the leading travel search sites.
"We are pleased to be working with Momomdo.com, a true pioneer in the international travel industry, and a very compelling and extremely useful Web 2.0 site," said Stefan Andreasen, CEO and Founder of Kapow Technologies. "With its innovative use of the Kapow Enterprise Mashup Platform, Momondo.com is making it easier than ever to search the Internet for the best available airfare and book tickets, and plan for a positive travel experience."
Momondo (http://www.momondo.com/) is a Danish initiative founded by experienced personnel from the travel industry, skilled programmers, and passionate artists and media people with a common interest for traveling, city life, and - in particular - Europe.
In ancient internet times search tools were limited to just scanning sites. Exactly as you know it from your favorite search tools. The new class of search tools interact with the sites they search making it possible to do very complex searches that return highly relevant information. Momondo combines searches across hundreds of websites with hundreds of different interfaces and return relevant flight options to the consumer or business traveller. Momondo can search 'them all' -- low-cost airlines, the well-known national airlines, on-line travel agencies and ticket databases.
About Kapow Technologies Kapow Technologies (http://www.kapowtech.com/) provides integration software that enables companies to deploy portals and content-intensive applications such as enterprise mashups at a fraction of the time and cost compared to traditional enterprise software methods. Because of its patented, unique integration approach, Kapow Technologies is one of the fastest-growing software firms in the world, with more than 150 Global 2000 customers including AT&T, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, CSFB, Intel, Vodafone, U.S. Army, Audi, Novartis, and Deutsche Post (DHL). Partners such as BEA Systems, IBM and Oracle make Kapow Technologies their top choice for projects including data collection, content migration, as well as the enablement of mobile applications and service oriented architectures.Kapow Technologies
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