Recognized for game-changing technology and market value
SUNNYVALE, CA., July 21, 2008 – Retrevo Inc., the first matchmaking service for people and electronics, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AO Global 250 Winners. Inclusion in the AO Global 250 signifies major developments in the creation of new business opportunities in the global technology industries. Retrevo was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and other industry experts spanning the globe, based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.
Retrevo and the AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies will be honored at the AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford scheduled to occur on July 22-24, 2008 at Stanford University. This two-and-a-half day executive event highlights the significant economic, political and commercial trends disrupting the global technology industries, and features the most innovative companies, eminent technologists, influential investors and journalists in keynote presentations, panel debates and private company CEO showcases.
Fifty of the top CEOs from the AO Global 250 will present their market strategies to a panel of industry experts in a “CEO Showcase.”
“The AO Global 250 winners have excelled in key strategic areas in the global technology markets,” said Tony Perkins, founder and CEO of AlwaysOn. “We congratulate them for their success in introducing new tools, services, and platforms that are driving the next phase of innovation and creating real value at an economically uncertain time.”
The AO Global 250 was selected from over hundreds of companies, nominated by a panel of industry experts in the online technology, media, and entertainment, enterprise and greentech sectors from around the world.
Retrevo http://www.retrevo.com makes finding, buying and using electronics products simple and fun. Using artificial intelligence technology, Retrevo regularly scans millions of data sources and objectively analyzes, classifies and summarizes data to present consumers with visually simple displays of information on over 40 different consumer electronics product categories such as digital cameras, HDTVs, PCs and GPS systems. Retrevo analyzes more than 200,000 products, hundreds of thousands of prices, and over 6.5 million user and expert reviews and articles. Product information includes expert and user reviews and ratings, deals and prices, real-time value, user manuals and comparison data.
A full list of all the AO Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn Web site at http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/27959
“Consumers always want the most bang for their buck when buying new electronic products, but even more so these days when dollars are tight,” said Vipin Jain, Retrevo president and CEO. “No other web service synthesizes voluminous consumer electronics data on the fly into an interactive value map or aggregates and summarizes expert and user reviews and rankings so people can make intelligent buying decisions.”
Retrevo is the first matchmaking service for people and electronics that makes finding, buying and using electronics products simple and fun. Retrevo is the first to use artificial intelligence technology to analyze, classify and summarize all relevant information on electronics products from both industry and social media sources including publishers, manufacturers, retailers, social networks, blogs, user reviews and even inside Adobe PDF manuals. Consumers are presented with objective product evaluations and answers in visually simple and actionable forms that give them the confidence and control throughout their entire electronics products relationship lifecycle. For more information, please visit www.retrevo.com.
AlwaysOn ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a community blog network. In 2004, AlwaysOn continued to lead the industry in innovation by engaging its bloggers in a social network. AlwaysOn is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (Stanford Summit, OnHollywood, OnMedia, GoingGreen, NordicGreen, and Venture Summit East and West) and quarterly print “blogozine”. No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.