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PALO ALTO, CA, Sept. 24, 2009 -- Shumbi ( ) has unveiled Shumbi Discover, an innovative search, aggregation, clustering, annotation and collaboration tool. CEO Justin Staines made the announcement.

"Shumbi Discover allows you to do extensive web searching, and then annotate and share those search results," said Staines. "The software uses a number of multi-touch gestures, such as pinch, flick and multiple finger. It works on XP, Vista and Windows 7 and will soon be available on Mac OSX."

Staines added that Shumbi Discover has also been sold under OEM license to Japanese pen tablet manufacturer Wacom. Under this agreement Wacom Europe GmbH ( will bundle their version of Shumbi Discover (branded Bamboo Explore) together with their new range of Bamboo tablets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa later this year. Bamboo second generation is the first interactive tablet that merges multi-touch functionality with Wacom's advanced pen tablet technology in a single device.

Shumbi Discover is protected by multiple patents (GB0914723.2 and GB0914269.6) which embody underlying algorithms such as a multi-touch gesture algorithm and also the design implementation.

Shumbi Discover uses a .NET clustering engine which was created through a partnership with Carrot Search ( Based on the Lingo open source Java clustering engine, Carrot will be releasing the build framework for the .NET version and making it publicly available for other developers to use.

Shumbi Discover will be available as a reduced functionality free version with full functionality for white label branded version for OEMs. There will be incentives within the free version, for users to upgrade to the full functionality OEM version, if they wish to do so.

About Shumbi

Shumbi Ltd., is located in Cambridge, UK and Palo Alto, CA. The company develops, markets and sells electronic management software for all types of information and documents, such as electronic files and web pages. Company founders Justin Staines, Martyn Janes, Tim Haughton and Jenna Norman have over 60 years combined experience working in the computer industry and are alumni of companies like Synaptics, FedEx and Microsoft. Shumbi has a proven reseller business model and has established a global network of Value Added Resellers.

About Wacom

Wacom Europe GmbH is a subsidiary of Wacom Company, Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange 6727). Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. Wacom's vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world's leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays, and digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom's intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world. It also provides business and home users with leading interface technology to express their personality encouraging a sense of curiosity and discovery that excites and inspires. Millions of customers are using its cordless, battery-free, pressure-sensitive pen technology.

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