SOURCE: Melodeo, Inc.

November 28, 2007 11:00 ET

Melodeo, Inc. Selected as One of the Best Startups in the World

The Most Promising Private Technology Ventures in the World to Be Celebrated at "Red Herring 100 Global" Awards Event in Seattle, Washington

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 28, 2007) - Red Herring Magazine announced today that Melodeo has been short-listed for the Red Herring 100 Global 2007 Awards.

Red Herring 100 winners and finalists from North America, Europe and Asia of the last three years were eligible for this award. The Red Herring editorial team used a very competitive process to whittle down this pool of 1800 eligible promising companies to the 200 finalists of this first-time award. Evaluations were made on both quantitative and qualitative criteria such as financial performance, innovation, management, global strategy, and ecosystem integration. The names of the 200 companies short-listed as finalists for the "Red Herring 100 Global 2007" can be found online at

"The 200 finalists we selected from around the world are all excellent contenders," said Joel Dreyfuss, Editor-in-Chief of Red Herring. "They are exceptional companies with smart and innovative platforms that attest to the importance of technology in today's global economy."

One of Melodeo's newest products to take advantage of its innovative platform is nuTsie™, a free online and mobile music service. nuTsie users can find and listen to new music by searching and browsing through artist, member, category, and now song pages. They can upload their iTunes playlists to their profile and listen to their music anywhere, anytime on a Web-connected device, supported mobile phones, or blackberry device. They can also share any of the playlists from around the Website or add them to their own collection.

"We're honored to be a finalist for such a prestigious award in this increasingly competitive industry," said Jim Billmaier, Melodeo CEO. "As we continue to strive toward innovation and growth, this recognition will help Melodeo and nuTsie to continue to differentiate from competitors."

The finalist companies will be celebrated at the Red Herring Global event in Seattle, WA, on December 3-5. The 100 winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony on December 4.

Red Herring Global is an exclusive event honoring cutting-edge private technology companies from across the world. The event brings together an elite roster of entrepreneurial and global venture investment firms to showcase excellence in innovation. It features keynote discussions, roundtable panels and networking events designed for participants to make connections and learn what it takes to achieve the best worldwide in business and technology.

Distinguished speakers at Red Herring Global include Bruce Jaffe, Corporate VP at Microsoft; Promod Haque at Norwest Venture Partners; David Chao, Cofounder and General Partner, DCM; among others.

About Melodeo, Inc.

Melodeo, Inc. is a leader in delivering music and other media to the Web and mobile devices. Through products such as nuTsie and Mobilcast, Melodeo combines powerful content, a simple user interface and access to any device, making it easy to enjoy and share entertainment with family and friends anytime and anyplace.

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About Red Herring

Red Herring is a global media company uniting the world's best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine; an online daily technology news service; technology research, and major events for technology leaders around the globe. Red Herring provides an insider's access to the global innovation economy, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • Contact at Melodeo, Inc.:
    Erica Chandler
    MWW Group for Melodeo, Inc.
    Tel: +1 206 505 8351

    Contact at Red Herring:
    Jordy Brazier
    Senior Manager
    Red Herring Global
    Tel: +1 650 585 3524

    Media Contact Information and Accreditation:
    Xenia Von Wedel
    Terpin Communication Inc. for Red Herring
    Tel: + 1 310 821 6100