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Delver (search engine)

Delver
Web address delver.com
Type of site Social search
Available language(s) English
Owner Sears Holdings Corporation
Launched July 2008
Alexa rank negative increase 2,918,181 (December 2013)[1]
Current status Online, Beta

Delver is a social commerce website, owned by Sears Holdings Corporation's Israeli branch - S.H.C Israel.

S.H.C Israel employs ~60 employees, and is located in Herzeliya, Israel.

History

Startup days

Delver started as a web search engine that displayed results prioritized based upon the searcher’s social network and community. It worked by indexing users’ social connections (the social graph) and their online contributions, and ranking search results by the relation between the searcher and target documents. Such results may include blogs, photos, videos, web pages, articles, reviews and more.

The concept behind Delver was first introduced in DEMO'08,[2] and an initial public version was launched later that year on July 15.[3][4] In November that year, Delver announced integration with Yahoo!'s BOSS search framework.[5]

Delver Communications, the company behind Delver, was founded in 2007 by co-founders Liad Agmon, Avital Yachin and Sagie Davidovitch. Until March 2009, the company was privately held and backed by Carmel Ventures.

Acquisition by Sears

In March 2009, Sears Holdings Corporation announced that it had purchased Delver.[6]

Delver changed its name to “Sears Holdings Corporation Israel” (S.H.C Israel) and is currently working on 2 main projects: Delver.com website, and SPLAT.

Current projects

Delver.com

The Delver website re-launched as a social commerce website, empowering the user to find products online using an open platform, with the help of the user’s own network. The website provides the user several abilities: Comment, post reviews and questions on products, create personal catalogs, follow other catalogs, post polls, add purchasable products from other websites, buy products using a shopping cart, and so on.

Delver.com was introduced in Apple's App Store [7] on March 25, 2010.

SPLAT

A social platform embedded in Sears’ website. This allows many abilities of Delver’s website to be used in Sears’ website, with additional abilities and modifications to suit Sears’ website.

See also

References

External links

  • Delver's Website
  • Delver’s Linkedin profile
  • Delver’s blog
  • Sears social
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