BlogBridge Named Blogon 2005 Innovator

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Innovator in high end blog and feed aggregation to be showcased at executive conference for internet marketing professionals .

Guidewire Group, producer of BlogOn 2005 Social Media Summit (http://www.blogonevent.com/blogon2005) , announced today that it has selected BlogBridge to exhibit in its exclusive Showcase at BlogOn 2005, taking place October 17-18 at the Copacabana in New York City. BlogBridge is among a select number of cutting-edge technology companies named as Social Media Innovators after an extensive screening process that included hundreds of candidates.

The companies named as BlogOn 2005’s Social Media Innovators were evaluated on several criteria, including their unique approach to the target market, the importance of the problem addressed by the technology, and the size of the market opportunity.

Chris Shipley, executive producer of the BlogOn executive conference, personally led the selection process, carefully reviewing applicants to choose those with the most innovative social media products and services. Well known as the respected host of the DEMO conferences, she has helped nearly 1,000 companies break into emerging markets.

“We are very proud of the companies participating in this year’s BlogOn Showcase,” said Shipley. “We expect them to play an important part in shaping the social media landscape in coming months. There’s no doubt that adoption of social media technology is on the rise and these companies should be applauded for recognizing the market’s needs and adapting quickly to meet consumer demands.”

BlogBridge stood out in part because of its focus on the high end of the Blog and feed aggregation – meeting the needs of professionals like analysts, researchers, PR professionals, authors, journalists, and others – folks whose jobs require them to keep up with an outrageous amount of information. BlogBridge has innovated rapidly, and continues to do so – for example with direct integration with other Web 2.0 services such as Technorati, Del.icio.us, Flickr, and others. “We are passionate about building great and usable software in this fast moving segment. This is not like building an email client or a word processor where there’s general agreement on what’s required. BlogBridge continuously pushes the envelope in providing the best solution for people suffering from information overload” said Pito Salas, founder of BlogBridge.

Executives from BlogBridge will be among the hundreds of senior communications and Internet marketing professionals, technology insiders, investors, analysts and media that will gather at BlogOn 2005 in New York City to explore how social media like blogs, RSS feeds and podcasting can be used to create more meaningful conversations with customers.

BlogOn2005 will open with a keynote address by renowned author and agent of change Seth Godin. BlogOn 2005 attendees will also hear from marketing and social media experts at leading companies such as AOL, Disney, Fox Broadcasting, Organic, SIRIUS Satellite Radio and Yahoo!, who will share proven techniques for using social media for business advantage.

Additional details on BlogOn 2005 Social Media Summit and the Showcase program can be found online at http://www.blogonevent.com.

About Guidewire Group

Guidewire Group, producer of the BlogOn 2005 executive conference for Internet marketing professionals, is a global research firm focusing exclusively on emerging technology companies and markets. The company's online media, reports, and executive events bring the right people together at the right time with the right information to accelerate market development and business opportunity for entrepreneurs and those who support them. For more information, visit http://www.guidewiregroup.com.

About BlogBridge

BlogBridge is an open source project sponsored by Salas and Associates. BlogBridge is currently offered for free, and is supported on Microsoft Windows XP, Apple Macintosh OS X, and Linux. Pito Salas and Aleksey Gureev are the core members of the team, with additional contributors in the US and other countries.

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