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Kapow Technologies and StrikeIron Bring Enterprise Class Web Data Services to SMB Market

Pay-Per-Use Option Delivers on Broad Market Need for Affordable, Customized Web Data Services and Feeds

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Kapow Technologies and StrikeIron today announced the immediate availability of Kapow Web Data Services 7.0.0 to address the unique web data access needs of the SMB market. Now any organization that demands enterprise-class web data access and quality, regardless of size and data requirements, can benefit from the power of Kapow Web Data Services on a per use and volume basis. This strategic partnership brings together Kapow's proven web data services technology with StrikeIron's data-as-a-service web platform for delivering business data from the web to any Internet-connected system.

With today's announcement, SMBs can now use Kapow Web Data Services 7.0.0 to wrap any website or web application into RSS feeds or REST web services for rapid, automated and structured access to external web data sources - completely eliminating the manual process of cutting/pasting data from a web browser. StrikeIron will offer Kapow Web Data Services 7.0.0 in its Web Services Catalog, a sophisticated SaaS-based data distribution engine that minimizes the complexity for developers and business users to integrate live data from private and public web applications and websites. The catalog provides access to live, high quality, and reliable business data sources and functionality from organizations such as D&B, MapQuest, SpeedTax, DataFlux, Jaduka, USPS, and Zacks to allow users to customize and integrate external data sources and functionality into enterprise, web and composite applications.

"Increasingly, SMBs require access to valuable web data to measure marketing programs, identify new revenue streams, and make better overall business decisions," said Richard Holcomb, chairman and CEO of StrikeIron. "Due to limited resources in IT, these companies are unable to access the right data at the right time. This partnership takes Kapow's proven web data services technology and combines it with StrikeIron's IronCloud commercialization platform, both of which are used by some of the largest companies in the world, to benefit organizations at every stage of the company lifecycle."

"As the web data services market leader, hundreds of the largest enterprises in the world rely on Kapow Technologies to gain easy access to the right data at the right time," said John Yapaola, CEO, Kapow Technologies. "By partnering with StrikeIron, Kapow will bring its enterprise-scale web data access capabilities to the masses and empower SMBs with the tools they need to increase productivity and competitiveness."

Under the terms of the agreement, Kapow will maintain full technical and operational responsibility for Kapow Web Data Services, including enhancements and upgrades. StrikeIron will provide the commercialization capabilities, handling all customer relationship management functions including sales, billing, and account support.

"As the travel industry's first integrated search and planning site, GoWaza lets customers research travel providers to get the best deals and to plan activities with friends - all within a single, personalized dashboard," said Toby Hicks, VP of Marketing at GoWaza. "Our business depends on Kapow Technologies to access massive volumes of web data and automatically integrate it with other information so customers can find hotels, restaurants, golf courses and more. Kapow delivers this for a fraction of the cost and in significantly less time compared to any other alternative."

Kapow Technologies' disruptive "No Coding" technology enables companies to rapidly build, test and deploy standard RSS data feeds and REST web services delivery of real-time web data directly into common business applications such as Microsoft Excel, NetSuite or Salesforce as well as any RSS feed reader. Kapow can also deliver feeds and services directly to any application builder that can access data in standard RSS, JSON and XML format, including IBM Mashup Center, IBM Rational EGL, JackBe and WaveMaker. The feeds and services are easily constructed by a visual point-and-click desktop tool which enables users to create Kapow "robots" that automate the navigation and interaction with any web application or website, providing secure and reliable access to the underlying data and business logic. This enables the collection of web intelligence and market data in real-time, leading to more informed business decisions before it's too late.

Availability and Pricing

Kapow Web Data Services 7.0.0 is available immediately via StrikeIron's Web Services Catalog. To get started now please visit http://www.strikeiron.com/ProductDetail.aspx?p=489.

Pricing is subscription-based, starting at $84 per month.

About StrikeIron

StrikeIron is the leader in providing innovative solutions for delivering data-as-a-service over the Internet. Business users, application developers and enterprise IT professionals are able to customize and integrate external data sources and additional external functionality from StrikeIron into enterprise, Web, and composite applications. The company provides a technology platform, micro-transaction management, and a consistent interface across many XML-based services from multiple and diverse sources. Currently, StrikeIron offers live data sources and business functionality from organizations such as Cortera, D&B, Gale Cengage, MapQuest, Midnight Trader, SpeedTax, and Zacks.

StrikeIron delivers value to over 2000 customers and partners such as Avaya, Delivery.com, IBM, Honda Europe, Siemens, Nike, Swarovski, ShoeBuy, and Exclusive Resorts. StrikeIron is a portfolio company of Ascent Venture Partners, Aurora Funds, and NC IDEA. For more information, visit www.strikeiron.com.

About Kapow Technologies

The leader in web data services, Kapow Technologies eliminates the barriers to accessing, enriching and serving timely enterprise and public web data. The company's Kapow Web Data Server is a patented visual development and web data automation platform that enables Fortune 1000 companies to create high-value business applications with no coding required. Kapow currently has more than 300 customers, including AT&T, Wells Fargo, Intel, Vodafone and Audi. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. with additional offices in Denmark, Germany and the U.K. For more information, log on to www.kapowtech.com or call toll-free at 1-800-805-0828.

    Media Contact:
    Carolina Grimm
    Bateman Group for Kapow Technologies
    (415) 503-1818, ext.16
    kapow@bateman-group.com

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