AlwaysOn Judges Recognize mSpot for Innovative Mobile Music Services
PALO ALTO, Calif., - July 18, 2007 - mSpot, a pioneer in mobile music and radio, today announced it has been selected by AlwaysOn as one of the 100 Top Private Companies for 2007. mSpot was chosen from more than 1,000 nominations from venture investors, investment bankers and other industry experts and named for its innovation and best of breed services in the Mobile category.
“mSpot has been paving the way for music and radio innovation on mobile since 2004 and we are thrilled to be recognized by AlwaysOn,” said Daren Tsui, co-founder and CEO of mSpot. “We will continue to develop music and radio services to transform the mobile phone into the always connected portable media player of choice.”
mSpot operates the largest live and on-demand mobile radio network in North America today spanning across carriers such as Bell Mobility, Boost Mobile, Sprint, TELUS and U.S. Cellular.
mSpot Radio has over 100 channels of crystal-clear music, news, sports, finance, entertainment, talk, podcasts and videos from radio’s most recognized brands – CBS Radio, Clear Channel, ABC Radio, Fox Sports, Marketwatch, NPR, Radio Disney and more. In addition, mSpot Radio lets users choose their favorite local content from over a hundred live radio stations throughout the United States. In March 2007, mSpot launched Remix, a mobile music player with over-the-air (OTA) syncing capabilities that allows consumers to listen to the music on their PCs from their mobile phones.
“The AlwaysOn 100 companies will shape the future of our globally-connected technology environment,” said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “We were inundated with nominations from leading companies driven by tomorrow's thought leaders and technology visionaries who are hard at work pushing the limits of innovation. My congratulations to the AlwaysOn 100 winners —these are the companies which we predict will have the greatest market traction, strongest innovation and most game-changing approaches this year.”
mSpot and the other AO 100 Top Private Companies for 2007 will be honored at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit to be held July 31 – Aug 2, at Stanford University. The Stanford Summit is a two-and-a-half-day executive gathering that highlights the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. The idea behind the AO100 top private companies list is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global technology industry. For a complete listing of companies visit http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/15899.
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.
About mSpot mSpot's groundbreaking mobile music, radio and movie services enable carriers to deliver exciting, consumer-centric entertainment to mobile phones. mSpot has been pioneering mobile multimedia entertainment since launching the first mobile streaming radio service in April 2005. Today, more than one million consumers across North America use mSpot’s services to discover, manage, purchase, and enjoy music, live radio, podcasts, videos, and movies from the biggest names in entertainment, including ABC Radio Networks, Buena Vista VOD, ClearChannel, FOX Sports Radio, Lionsgate, Marketwatch, Radio Disney and Universal Pictures. mSpot powers entertainment services in the U.S. for Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Boost Mobile and in Canada for TELUS and Bell Mobility. Founded in 2004, mSpot is a privately held company headquartered in Palo Alto, California and on the Web at www.mspot.com.
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