80legs selected as Launch Pad finalist for Web 2.0 Expo

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We’re very happy to announce that we’ve been selected as one of the five finalists for the Launch Pad event at the Web 2.0 Expo next week in San Francisco.  We will be giving a 5 minute presentation on 80legs to an audience of several hundred people while trying to get a lot of attention for the platform.  If you’re interested in checking out the event, it will be held at the Moscone Center on Thursday, April 2 at 1:15 pm.

We’ll also have a booth at the expo, so come by Booth 635 to talk to us in person if you’d like.

In case you’re wondering.. yes, this does mean we plan to launch next week.  We have ramped up our development schedule to add more functionality and performance than we had originally intended with the first release.  While we regret some of the delay this decision caused, we also realized this ramp-up will let our customers start taking more advantage of 80legs more quickly.  The first available release of 80legs will allow crawling and content matching, which means you will be able to discover which pages contain keywords or match regular expressions you’re interested in.

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