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Worio is creating a new category of personalized Web search: discovery. Its engine works alongside traditional search engines to deliver individually tailored results so users can discover what they’ve been missing. Worio has two provisional patents and one pending for its technology. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based company was founded by students from the University of British Columbia and has been funded by angel investors as well as grants from Canada’s National Research Council and PRECARN.


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Flipboard Acquires Vancouver-born Zite from CNN for up to $60 Million
Flipboard is taking Zite off CNN's hands. A source cited in Bloomberg suggests the deal involved no cash, with CNN taking an equity stake in Flipboard. A report from CNN is offering up a... more
CNN is Finally Utilizing Zite's Technology
CNN acquired Vancouver-based mobile app Zite last year for $20 million. Now, one year later, CNN is finally utilizing Zite's technology outside of the original mobile app. CNN announced this week... more
Google+ Integrates with Flipboard. Who Gets the Better Deal Here?
Today, Google announced that its social network, Google+, will soon become deeply integrated with everyone's second-favourite curated mobile magazine, Flipboard (the first, naturally, is the... more
Vancouver-Born Mobile App Zite Finally Comes to Android
Vancouver-born startup Zite, a mobile app acquired by CNN for $20 million last September, has released a version for Google's Android platform. Zite was originally designed for the Apple iPad,... more
Vancouver-born Zite Launches iPhone App
Vancouver-born Zite has launched its app for the iPhone. Zite, Canada's answer to Flipboard that was recently acquired by CNN for $20 million, has launched an iPhone version of its... more
Win 1 of 3 tickets to attend Meshwest Vancouver on December 5th
How is the Web changing the business, marketing, social media and political landscapes? For insight from some of the leading thinkers, meshwest Vancouver is the place to be. meshwest is a one-day... more
24 Hours later: What you need to know about CNN's acquisition of Vancouver's Zite
On August 22nd I wrote that popular iPad app Zite was on the verge of being acquired by CNN for $20-25 Million. Yesterday Vancouver-based Zite confirmed the rumour and ironically CNN was the first... more
CNN Officially Acquires Vancouver Startup Zite
Eight days ago, Techvibes editor Rob Lewis cited multiple anonymous sources in his prediction that CNN was preparing to acquire Vancouver startup Zite, an iPad smart magazine app. The biggest... more
Vancouver's Zite to be acquired by CNN for $20-25 Million?
Last week's GROW Conference in Vancouver was a huge success. All week the city was abuzz as Canada's smartest entrepreneurs descended on the city along with venture capitalists from across Canada... more
Read this now or Read It Later - Zite gets serious about sharing
Vancouver's Zite announced yesterday that it has launched three highly requested sharing options: Read It Later, LinkedIn and Evernote. People don’t just read an article and move on these... more
From Worio to Zite: Three Tips for making it outside the Valley
The Globe and Mail's David Ebner told the story of how Vancouver search startup Worio transformed into the much discussed Zite in today's edition. In an article titled The race to build the 'Daily... more
Vancouver's Zite gets major heat from big-time media behemoths
Zite is neck-deep into shite. A few weeks ago, the Vancouver startup launched its social magazine iPad app. Now, CEO Ali Davar has received a cease and desist letter from a large group of media... more
Vancouver's Worio spins tech into Zite to take on Flipboard
Vancouver's Worio originally launched a service that would help to redefine search engines by helping people discover items that were related to what they were searching for. But now they have... more
Running a startup outside of the Valley
Editors’ note: Author Ali Davar is the CEO of Worio, a Vancouver-based startup. This column was published on VentureBeat last week. It’s easy to feel left out if you’re a startup... more
The Three Pillars of Real-Time Search
With the recent announcement that both Bing and Google will be including real-time results from Twitter in their Web search results, it is increasingly evident that the need to track and monitor... more
Search’s Quest to Capture the Zeitgeist
While much of the recent hype and buzz in the search space has centered on emerging players and niche vertical search engines, Google seems to be effortlessly maintaining its vast market share. But... more
Worio tames the info flow on Facebook
One of the biggest problems with any social network is the dreaded spectre of TMI: Too Much Information. This can range from finding out what old high school acquaintances had for lunch to finding... more
Worio's Ali Davar and the future of search
Today on the Georgia Straight's blog, Worio's CEO Ali Davar shares his thoughts on the future of search. Yesterday, I had a chance to speak to Davar who heads what is essentially a commercial... more
Worio's discovery results tap Facebook Connect
Techcrunch's Erick Schonfeld covered Vancouver search engine startup Worio today and he likes what he sees with their new Facebook Connect integration. Worio is creating a new category of... more

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