First of its kind Search Engine for the Black Community Partners with Leading Urban Social Book Marking and Aggregation Site
(BLACK PR WIRE)CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- RushmoreDrive (www.rushmoredrive.com), the first-of-its-kind search engine for the Black community, today announced a partnership with Russell Simmons' content aggregation site -- Global Grind (http://www.globalgrind.com.) Intended to coincide with the beginning of Black History Month, the announcement of this multi-faceted agreement between the two destination sites, marks a new level of access and relevancy of for online Black and urban consumers.
The scope of the partnership consists of RushmoreDrive.com and Global Grind exchanging content and utilities to foster increased accessibility to news and information relevant to the Black and urban communities. "Our partnership with Global Grind is part of a broad reaching strategy at RushmoreDrive.com to elevate content created by and for the Black community," states RushmoreDrive President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.
RushmoreDrive.com will provide Global Grind with The Daily Drive newsletter content, as well as its news and opinion feature entitled Detour, articles and views affecting the Black Community. Additionally, Global Grind's signature Grind It button and utility has been added to this same content within the RushmoreDrive.com site enabling users to grind their favorite blog posts and articles to share with the entire GlobalGrind.com community.
In the not-so-distant future RushmoreDrive.com's web search functionality will be available on GlobalGrind.com, enabling the community to search the web with more relevance, while also integrating the Grind It functionality within elements of the RushmoreDrive results page.
"RushmoreDrive.com is a search-engine first and foremost, so it is always our goal to make sure that we seek partnerships that further develop additional components of our site. GlobalGrind.com compliments the search function of our site by providing another mechanism for our community to share and discover new content," continued Taylor.
"As we continue to develop the Global Grind platform, partnering with sites that provide complementary services is key to delivering value to our users. Connecting Rushmore Drive's search capabilities with Global Grind's ability to aggregate and to promote is a perfect match. We are excited about the opportunity," adds Navarrow Wright, Global Grind's President and CEO.
RushmoreDrive.com, is a first-of-its-kind search engine for the Black community employing a patent-pending technology that enables the search engine to blend mainstream general search results with highly-relevant Black search results. The search engine is complemented by a unique job search and networking feature as well as a news and editorial section that presents several points of view on current events coming from internal editorial contributors, Black media sources, and other mainstream outlets. Visit www.RushmoreDrive.com today, one of the products of Black Web Enterprises Inc., an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI).
About Global Grind
Global Grind is a leading edge technology platform that enables users to discover the most current and broadest array of content of interest to them from all the leading sources on the web. It incorporates cutting-edge tools for search, discussion, rating, and sharing that enables celebrity bloggers to dramatically increase their connection to the more than 40 million global hip hop fans. The capabilities include state-of-the-art integration with artist sites, media platforms and social network sites including MySpace and Facebook. Moreover, via Global Grind's Facebook Connect partnership, celebrity content and activity is automatically syndicated to the 150
million-strong Facebook network.
Launched in Jan 2008, Global Grind has partnered with more than 35 publisher sites, and reaches more than 1 million monthly unique visitors. It has established itself as a unique promoter of "The World According To Hip Hop" by working collaboratively with other leading and emerging sites of interest to the trend-breaking hip hop community. The company is headquartered in New York City and is privately held, with backing from Russell Simmons, private investors, and Accel Partners of Palo Alto, California. For more information, please visit http://www.globalgrind.com .