Help! Finding information onlineWritten by Ryan Fyfe
With so many different ways today to find information online, it can sometimes be hard to know where to go to first. I want to look at major and most effective ways to find information online.
The biggest and most commonly used method is to use a search engine such as : Google, Yahoo, or Msn. All three of these search engines offer similar features. Text search, Image search, Local search, Product search, are a few of services they offer. It used to be only a few years ago where Google dominated Search Engine market. Due largely to fact that their search technology was most advanced. Because of huge investment other companies have put into their search technology, it’s getting harder and harder every day to say which one is really best. With this in mind I think it comes down more now to which company do you prefer or which layout you like most.
Another method used to find information is through what is called a Web Directory. Web directories will usually either be relative or general:
IKANO Communications Secures $16.5 Million in FundingWritten by Debra Labelle
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – IKANO Communications, nation’s largest provider of private-label Internet services, announced that it has secured a $16.5 million credit facility from Hercules Technology Growth Capital Inc.
IKANO has entered into agreement with Hercules to establish a senior secured loan facility in total amount of $16.5 million. On April 19, 2005, initial closing, IKANO immediately drew down $5.0 million of line. IKANO will utilize net proceeds to fund acquisitions, including recent purchase of subscriber base of Amerion, a Washington state-based Internet Service Provider. IKANO will seek additional opportunities for remaining amounts under line.
"We are thrilled to have Hercules Technology on board as a capital provider,” said Henry Smith, IKANO president and CEO. “This funding will enable us to complete a number of key acquisitions including Internet Service Providers and related companies.”
During past year, IKANO has purchased subscribers and some related assets of approximately 15 Internet Service Providers. IKANO partners with Internet Service Providers to help reduce operating costs, increase revenue and expand geographic reach/product offering. IKANO’s private-label platform supports turnkey dial-up, DSL, VoIP, wireless access solutions, email/webmail, IM, hosting, billing, branded customer service/technical support, and automated accounting. IKANO is an Inc. 500 company, with more than 500 business clients and 300 employees. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, IKANO has additional offices in Logan, Ohio; Toronto, ON; and Pasco, Washington.