SOURCE: MarketTools, Inc.

October 26, 2006 08:00 ET

MarketTools® Named to Deloitte's 2006 Technology Fast 50 in Silicon Valley and 2006 Technology Fast 500 Rankings for Fastest Growing Companies in North America

Company Recognized in Internet, Media & Entertainment and Communications Category for 563 Percent Revenue Growth and Leadership in Internet-Based Market Research Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 26, 2006 -- MarketTools, the defining provider of on-demand market research, today announced that it has been named to Deloitte & Touche's prestigious 2006 Technology Fast 50 Program for Silicon Valley, ranking 13th in the "Internet, Media & Entertainment, and Communications" category. In addition, MarketTools ranked 269 on Deloitte's 2006 Technology Fast 500, a listing of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over five years from 2001-2005 during which MarketTools grew 563 percent.

MarketTools CEO Amal Johnson credits the company's phenomenal growth with its ability to combine market research expertise with proprietary technologies to deliver new levels of customer insight; the success of the company's two leading technology platforms for online market research, Zoomerang and zTelligence; its track record working with clients from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses to individuals to help them obtain authentic market feedback and breakthrough insights; and increased demand for Internet-based market research.

"Being named to Deloitte's 2006 Technology Fast 500 in the U.S. and the 2006 Technology Fast 50 in Silicon Valley is proof that MarketTools is truly leading technology innovation in the market research space, and that the market values our solutions," Johnson said. "We will continue to develop and deliver innovative market research solutions such as our recently introduced Insight Networks and MarketTools Mobile offerings so that companies have real-time access to survey results and actionable market data."

"Sustaining high revenue growth over five years is an exceptional accomplishment. We commend MarketTools for making the commitment to technology and delivering on the promise of market longevity," said Mark Jensen, National Director of the Venture Capital Services Group for Deloitte & Touche LLP in San Jose. "We are proud to honor MarketTools as a Deloitte Technology Fast 50 winner."

"To be successful in today's increasingly competitive landscape, companies have to be better, smarter, and more innovative than in the past, and the Technology Fast 500 companies are doing exactly that," said Tony Kern, deputy managing principal of Deloitte's Technology, Media & Telecommunications industry practice. "We applaud MarketTools for being among the fastest growing technology companies in North America."

Fast 50 Selection and Qualifying Criteria

To qualify for the Technology Fast 50, companies must have had operating revenues of at least $50,000 in 2001 and $5,000,000 in 2005, be headquartered in North America, and be a company that owns proprietary technology or proprietary intellectual property that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues; or devotes a significant proportion of revenues to the research and development of technology. Using other companies' technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not qualify.

Fast 500 Selection and Qualifying Criteria

The Fast 500 ranks the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America. It is compiled from Deloitte's 16 regional North American Fast 50 programs, nominations submitted directly to the Fast 500, and public company database research. Companies are selected based on percentage revenue growth from 2001 to 2005.

Entrants must own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues or devote a significant proportion of revenues to research and development of technology. Using other companies' technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not qualify. Base-year operating revenues must be at least $50,000 USD or $75,000 CD, and current-year operating revenues must be at least $5 million USD or CD. Companies must be in business a minimum of five years, and they must be headquartered within North America.

About MarketTools

MarketTools is the defining provider of on-demand market research, giving companies and individuals the ability to continuously understand their target customers through innovative approaches based on advanced technology, research expertise, global market reach and an online panel community of over 2.5 million individuals worldwide. Through Zoomerang™, the pioneer in online surveys, MarketTools also provides the leading self-service platform and services for fast feedback. MarketTools' full range of research applications and services provide organizations from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and non-profits with unique access to their target markets to uncover unmet needs, reduce time to market and capture market share. Learn more at www.markettools.com or www.zoomerang.com.

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