The World Economic Forum Names MobiTV Technology Pioneer 2007
EMERYVILLE, CA – December 4, 2006 – The World Economic Forum today announced 47 Technology Pioneers for 2007 and MobiTV, the global leader in mobile and broadband television and music services, has been selected. The Technology Pioneers were nominated by the world’s leading venture capital and technology companies. The final selection from 225 nominees was made by a panel of leading technology experts appointed by the World Economic Forum. Technology Pioneers 2007 are invited to attend the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum to be held in Davos, Switzerland from 24-28 January 2007.
One of this year’s Technology Pioneers is MobiTV, the company responsible for leading the convergence of television and music content across the mobile and personal computing markets. The Emmy® Award winning service has more than one million subscribers and offers popular TV and digital radio channels from top labels, networks and cable providers. MobiTV is available in; the US through AT&T, Sprint, Cingular, Alltel; the UK through 3UK and Orange; in Canada through Bell, Rogers and TELUS and in Latin America through América Móvil.
Technology Pioneers are companies that have been identified as developing and applying highly transformational and innovative technologies in the areas of energy, biotechnology and health, and information technology. This year’s class of companies has been selected not only because of the cutting-edge work undertaken by these organizations, but also because their work has potential long-term impact on business and society.
“The competition to become a Technology Pioneer has been more intense than ever. It is evident that technology and innovation is playing a key role in the shifting power equation at a global level. Driving this shift is the tremendous amount of innovation taking place outside of traditionally hubs. The wide geographic spread of this year’s Technology Pioneers is a testament to this trend. We are pleased to welcome MobiTV to our Community of Technology Pioneers, and look forward to engaging them into the community of the World Economic Forum”, said Peter Torreele, Managing Director of the World Economic Forum.
“To be recognized by this impressive list of technology experts, partners and industry leaders from around the globe is truly an honor,” said Jason Taylor, Worldwide Director, Corporate Communications for MobiTV. “We’ve won an Emmy Award and now this incredible recognition from the World Economic Forum, the bar has been set very high for MobiTV and we will do our very best to continue on this path of success. We’d like to extend our gratitude to the Forum for their recognition.”
To be selected as a Technology Pioneer, a company must be involved in the development of life-changing technology innovation and have the potential for long-term impact on business and society. In addition, it must demonstrate visionary leadership, show all the signs of being a long-standing market leader – and its technology must be proven.
Go to www.weforum.org/techpioneers/2007 for the entire list of Technology Pioneers and interviews with the CEOs of the selected companies.
MobiTV, Inc. (www.mobitv.com ) is leading the convergence of television, film and music content across the mobile and personal computing markets. The Emmy® Award winning service has more than one million subscribers and offers popular TV and digital radio channels from top labels, networks and cable providers. The MobiTV® service is available in; the US through AT&T, Sprint, Cingular, Alltel; the UK through 3UK and Orange; in Canada through Bell Canada, Rogers and TELUS Mobility; in Latin America through América Móvil, Claro and Telcel; and other regional carriers internationally. Founded in 1999, MobiTV is a privately-held company headquartered in Emeryville, CA.
About the World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum (http://www.weforum.org), based in Geneva, Switzerland, is an independent organization committed to improving the state of the world. Funded by the contributions of 1,000 of the world’s foremost corporations, the Forum acts in the spirit of entrepreneurship in the global public interest to further economic growth and social progress. The Forum serves its members and society by creating partnerships between and among business, political, intellectual and other leaders of society to define, discuss and advance key issues on the global agenda. Incorporated in 1971 as a foundation, the World Economic Forum is impartial and not-for-profit, and is tied to no political, partisan or national interests. In 1995 the Forum was awarded NGO consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
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