Retrevo Selected by AlwaysOn Media as Top 100 Private Company Award Winner

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Retrevo was selected as an AO Media Top 100 Private Company by the AlwaysOn Media editorial team for innovation in consumer electronics search and information.

http://www.retrevo.com, a single source for consumer electronics information on the Web, today announced that it has been chosen by (PRWeb) January 31, 2007 -- AlwaysOn Media as one of the AO Media 100 Top Private Companies. AO Media 100 is a power list of the top private digital media companies. Retrevo was handpicked by the AO Media editorial team based on a set of five criteria--innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation.

Retrevo is a single source for all consumer electronics information, from the latest buzz and deals to hard-to-find product documentation. As electronic products become more complex and interconnected to other devices, Retrevo provides succinct information in 12 consumer electronics categories, including cell phones, smartphones, cameras, camcorders, home audio and home video, portable audio and portable video, printers and wireless networking (WiFi).

"Since we launched last Fall, Retrevo has been embraced by consumers seeking a single resource for all their consumer electronics questions," said Vipin Jain, founder and CEO of Retrevo. "The AO 100 Media award is an important milestone for Retrevo as we continue to build new features that will make Retrevo a top destination website for consumer electronics research, purchases and support."

Retrevo will be honored at the AO Media executive summit January 29-31, 2007 at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. The summit will focus on the forces that are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities in marketing, branding, advertising, and public relations. The event will also showcase top innovative private companies that are changing the way media is created, distributed and consumed.

"The AO Media 100 are creating new revenue opportunities in the more than $16.4 billion online advertising market by disrupting traditional media and advertising models," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor in chief of AlwaysOn. "They are innovating by applying game-changing technology to key sectors including user-generated content, technology-enablers, mobile marketing, community platforms, Web analytics, and online advertising services."

The AO Media 100 was selected from over 1,000 companies, peer-nominated by leading venture capitalists, investment bankers and industry analysts. A full list of all the AO Media 100 companies can be found on the AlwaysOn Web site at http://www.alwayson.goingon.com/

About AO Media 2007: January 29-31 @ The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, NYC

AlwaysOn Media is where cutting-edge technology CEOs from the back streets of Silicon Valley meet the global advertising and media establishment. This two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on which forces are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities in the marketing, branding, advertising, and public relations industries. At AlwaysOn Media, our editors will also honor the AO Media 100 Top Private Companies. Fifty of the top CEOs from the AO Media 100 will pitch their market strategies to a panel of industry experts in our "CEO Showcase."

About Retrevo

Retrevo is a one-stop destination for consumers to research, shop, or fix their electronic products. Retrevo helps consumers compare community opinions, find pre-purchase information, monitor daily deals and obtain product documentation for technical support and troubleshooting. The company provides succinct information in 12 consumer electronics categories, including cell phones, smartphones, cameras, camcorders, home audio and home video, portable audio and portable video, printers and wireless networking (WiFi). Retrevo is backed by Alloy Ventures and Norwest Venture Partners, and is based in Sunnyvale, California. More at http://www.retrevo.com

About AlwaysOn

ALWAYSON ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a global blog network. In 2004, ALWAYSON continued to lead the media industry in innovation by introducing a social network where members can connect and engage. ALWAYSON is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (STANFORD SUMMIT, ALWAYSON HOLLYWOOD, ALWAYSON MEDIA and GOINGGREEN) and quarterly print "blogozine" by empowering its members to post and share their ideas and meet each other online. As our loyal readers know, ALWAYSON is committed to the free-market, merit-driven approach to reporting and event programming. No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.

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