PC World Announces the 25 Most Innovative Product Award Winners ; Twenty-Five Products and Services Selected for Ingenuity, Creativity, and Vision.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – DECEMBER 28, 2007 – Today, PC World, winner of the 2007 ASBPE (American Society of Business Publication Editors) award for Best B2B Web Publication of the year, revealed the winners of the 2008 PC World 25 Most Innovative Product Awards. The article showcases groundbreaking products from the past year that have pushed the boundaries of technology and exceeded expectations for innovation, usefulness, and over all capabilities. From a touch screen laptop and power-saving hard drives, to a virtually effortless money management Web site and even a music group that offered a clever alternative to the way we purchase albums online, these 25 products have significantly raised industry standards. The article appears online at http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,140663/article.html and in the February 2008 issue that will hit newsstands on January 22, 2008.
Additionally, the winning products will be recognized at the ShowStoppers Media Reception, an invitation-only event held during CES on Monday, January 7, 2008 at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.
“PC World’s 25 Most Innovative Product Awards honor the technology that has reshaped our expectations for the products we use to work, connect, and play with,” said PC World Editor-in-Chief/VP, Harry McCracken. “Our team sorted through hundreds of products to find the 25 most impressive devices and services that stood out among the competition in terms of design, functionality, and originality. We’ve seen some major breakthroughs this year, from cutting edge Web apps that simplify daily tasks, to computers that provide fresh takes on what a PC can be.”
The list of winning products in ranked order follows:
Rank Company Products
1. Google Google Gears
2. Apple Apple iPhone
3. One Laptop per Child OLPC XO Notebook
4. Apple Time Machine, in Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
5. Amazon Amazon Kindle
6. Netgear Netgear Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000
7. HP HP TouchSmart IQ770 PC
8. AT&T AT&T Tilt
9. Facebook Facebook API
10. DeviceVM, Inc. DeviceVM Splashtop
11. Toshiba Toshiba Portege R500
12. Data Robotics, Inc. Drobo
13. Hybrid Hard Drives Samsung Spinpoint MH80
Seagate Momentus 5400 PSD
14. Eye-Fi Eye-Fi Card
15. Panasonic Panasonic TH-42PZ700U
16. Yamaha Yamaha Tenori-On
17. Zoho Zoho Notebook
18. Radiohead 'In Rainbows' by Radiohead
19. IOGear IOGear Wireless USB Hub and Adapter
20 Mint Software, Inc. Mint.com
21. Microsoft Popfly.com
22. Sprint Sprint Airave
23. Ask.com Ask.com
24 eXpresso eXpresso
25. Kodak Kodak EasyShare All-in-One Printers
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About PC World:
PC World Communications, Inc., a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, events, and research company, is the publisher of PC World, PCWorld.com, and home of the PC World Test Center. The winner of the 2007 Maggie Award for Best Computer Magazine, PC World has a readership of 4 million total purchase influencers (IntelliQuest CIMS, Spring 2007: Total unduplicated, combined Average Issue Audience: Business, Home, and Dual Studies). With an average of over 6.8 million unique visitors per month (HBX, June 2007 – August 2007), PCWorld.com is the winner of the 2007 ASBPE Award for Web Publication of the Year and a leading online resource for technology product buyers and users, offering them Solutions for a Connected World.™
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