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  • 29.07.2014 Successful launch of Swiss search engine Swisscows

    • In excess of 1.5 million queries in the first three weeks
    • Artificial intelligence is used to perform searches via a term cloud, which is particularly useful for mobile phone users and schools
    • An image search service is due to be introduced in the coming weeks
    • The servers are located in Switzerland, and Swisscows users leave no trace

     

    Developed by Swiss software company Hulbee AG, the Swisscows search engine has got off to an auspicious start. More than 1.5 million searches were carried out in Switzerland in the first three weeks, and an estimated 375,000 unique users used Swisscows during the first month. According to media reports, Swisscows was third in Google’s keyword list on the day it was launched, which clearly shows that users are very interested in alternative search engines.

    “The access figures exceeded our expectations”, explains Hulbee founder and CEO Andreas Wiebe. He adds: “We received hundreds of e-mails containing positive feedback. Teachers are telling us that it is making access much easier for their students, while mobile phone users find searching with the data cloud very useful as it eradicates spelling errors.”

    The Switzerland-based specialists in artificial intelligence at software company Hulbee AG have developed an alternative to existing search engines. Not only is it secure, but it is also more intelligent than existing search engines. Answers are delivered quickly because Swisscows is based on semantic data recognition and it also provides users with intuitive help in their searches. Swisscows shows the user a term cloud containing synonyms. A single click is often all it takes; mobile phone users do not have to type each word letter by letter.

    Swisscows also has a unique approach to data recording and security. The servers are located in Switzerland, and user searches are not recorded or stored. The topics and questions searched for by users cannot therefore be used for any other business purposes. Swisscows is the efficient alternative for anyone who considers data security and privacy protection to be a priority.

    Following the successful launch, the range of services provided by Swisscows is set to expand. An image search is due to be launched in September. Swisscows will also be rolled out in selected European countries over the coming months. Hulbee is currently in talks with a variety of companies and investors with a view to rapid expansion.

    Swisscows.ch was developed by the software company Hulbee AG, which is based in Egnach (Thurgau) and was founded seven years ago by Andreas Wiebe. Hulbee is experienced in the fields of business intelligence, IT and corporate management. Its focus is on research and development and the efficient use of neural networks.

    For more information, please visit www.swisscows.ch and www.hulbee.com

    Photos are available at: http://www.hulbee.com/presse/downloads/

  • 26.06.2014 Swiss software company Hulbee AG launches intelligent “answer finder”

     

    As of 26 June 2014, the website swisscows.ch will be launching a secure and technologically more advanced alternative to existing search engines. Swisscows is a smart high-tech search engine which gives the user intelligent answers instead of just thousands of links. In addition, Swisscows users leave no trace of themselves behind; their data are not recorded and hence not stored. The servers are in Switzerland and inaccessible to data sniffers. Swisscows was developed by the Swiss software company Hulbee AG.

     

    It is a well-known fact that any search using US-based providers leaves behind unwelcome traces which are used to build a profile of the searcher. For this reason, Swiss-based specialists in artificial intelligence working for the software company Hulbee AG have developed an alternative. This is not only secure, but also significantly smarter than existing search engines. And, for this reason, the developers have called it an “answer finder”.

     

    No one has more answers than swisscows.ch

    Swisscows.ch is the first smart search engine. “We are targeting users who demand high quality but also a high level of security. Because Swisscows is based on semantic data recognition and offers users intuitive help in their searching, we are able to give them answers fast,” says Hulbee founder and CEO Andreas Wiebe. It uses cloud technology which requires no search logic, but produces answers which the user will find helpful.

     

    swisscows.ch is the secure alternative

    Andreas Wiebe adds: “We were also keen to provide a search engine that does not build a profile of the user and then use it for advertising purposes. Our servers are in Switzerland, and search behaviour is neither recorded nor stored. Our aim is to offer a genuine alternative to everyone who cares about safeguarding their identity.”

     

    Swisscows is the efficient alternative for everyone who regards data security and identity protection as important. Unlike more familiar search engines, users leave no traces behind on swisscows.ch. Their queries and areas of interest are not stored, and so they are not harvested to chase further business. The servers are all in Switzerland and are owned by the company.

     

    Swisscows is also available as an inexpensive advertising platform for SMEs and, in this way too, it aims to offer an alternative to the overly powerful search engines.

     

    The Swisscows search engine is being simultaneously launched in the German-speaking countries (.ch, .de, .at), French-speaking countries (.fr) and English-speaking countries (.com). Security is guaranteed in all countries in the same way as in Switzerland; traffic is routed through the servers located in Zug, Switzerland.

    Swisscows.ch was developed by the software company Hulbee AG, which is based in Egnach (Thurgau) and was founded 14 years ago by Andreas Wiebe. Hulbee is experienced in the fields of business intelligence, IT and corporate management. Its focus is on research and development and the efficient use of neural networks.

  • 12.07.2012 Hulbee AG and IDG Communications AG present Kauftipp.ch

    Hulbee AG and IDG Communications AG present the new Swiss price comparison portal Kauftipp.ch. Regardless of whether computer, consumer electronics, clothes or do it yourself: from now on, the Swiss find everything at Kauftipp.ch.

    Hulbee AG signed a cooperation agreement with the media specialist IDG Communications AG regarding the new price comparison portal Kauftipp.ch. Hulbee AG and IDG Communications AG will run this price comparison portal together.
    The e-commerce market in Switzerland is steadily increasing and has grown dramatically especially since 2011. Never before has the growth in the e-commerce business in Switzerland been so attractive as today. „Price comparison portals in Switzerland are not yet fully developed and are therefore an economically attractive market gap“ says CEO of the Hulbee AG Andreas Wiebe. Through the cooperation with IDG Communications AG, which is represented on the Swiss market with the magazines PCtipp and Computerworld in the area it-media, the price comparison portal www.kauftipp.ch is being advertised and generally made widely known in these media. The goal of this cooperation is to become the dominating top price comparison portal in Switzerland. The Swiss market volume is currently about CHF 134 m. per month.
    The Swiss not only find products from the fields of computer and electronics, but from home and garden, fashion, shoes, clothing, food to baby products. Kauftipp.ch already has 120 stores with over 150 m. products from various fields and allows for optimal purchase. Well-known online retailers could already be engaged as partners, such as Manor, Sunrise, Neckermann, Conrad, Interdiscount, PCP.ch, Brack.ch, acscomputer, Weltbild, Distrelec etc.
    Besides online advertising, also sales revenues are being directly generated at the online stores through the price comparison portal Kauftipp.ch. If the product is purchased at the store, the store partner is paying the agreed commission.
    Currently, Kauftipp.ch is rapidly growing. “By the end of the year 2012, the amount of store partners will increase to approx. 400-500″ CEO Andreas Wiebe adds. Every online store can register on the platform and be connected after internal review. Registration is free of charge for the store retailer.