IDG’s InfoWorld Announces InfoWorld’s Top Tech Startups of 2008

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 19, 2008 – InfoWorld today announced InfoWorld's Top Tech Startups for 2008.

A panel of InfoWorld editors selected 10 companies (out of more than 100 nominees) on the basis of three criteria: the development of truly new technologies, innovative approaches within existing technology areas, and the application of technologies in new ways to solve different problems. Nominees had to have been founded no earlier than 2005.

This is the third year that InfoWorld has published its list of Top Tech Startups. IDG's InfoWorld is the leading integrated media brand for IT decision makers.

The following companies are InfoWorld's Top Tech Startups for 2008 (in alphabetical order):

— Aerohive Networks

— CohesiveFT

— Earthmine

— Montego Networks

— Perceptive Pixel

— Ribbit

— StackSafe

— Vertica

— VKernel

— Xangati

The complete list of InfoWorld's Top Tech Startups for 2008, along with InfoWorld's expert reporting and analysis, is available at http://www.infoworld.com/5264.

"InfoWorld's Top Tech Startups for 2008 is an honor roll of 10 young companies whose business-oriented technologies should be on your radar screen," said Eric Knorr, editor in chief of InfoWorld. "We've focused on the metric we at InfoWorld know best: great technology."

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoworld.com.

About International Data Group

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG's media brands include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com.

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