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TellmeTwin selected a winner of the Red Herring 100 Europe 2009

WEBWIRE, a people matching and recommendations website, today announced that it was named a winner of the Red Herring 100 Europe, an award given to the top 100 private technology companies based in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region each year.

“During a difficult year, Red Herring still received an impressive list of submissions from companies across the EMEA region, clearly demonstrating Europe’s role as a major centre of innovation in the global technology sector,” said Red Herring Managing Director, Farley Duvall. “The exceptional accomplishments of European technology start-ups and entrepreneurs are a testament to the rapid advancements being made in building the European innovation ecosystem.”

Red Herring’s lists of top private companies are an important part of the publication’s tradition of identifying new and innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs. Companies like Google, eBay, and Skype were spotted in their early days by Red Herring editors, and touted as leaders that would change the way we live and work.

“A recognition such as the Red Herring 100 is very important to TellmeTwin and confirms our commitment to really make a difference in the world of social networks and recommendations solutions,” said Einar Sigvaldason, CEO of TellmeTwin. “TellmeTwin is a qualitative recommendation network where users discover content based on how well they match with other people. You can also think of it as a hybrid that utilizes data mining and human interaction.”

Red Herring’s editorial staff rigorously evaluated several hundred private companies through a careful analysis of financial data and subjective criteria, including quality of management, execution of strategy, and dedication to research and development.

Red Herring has honoured the Red Herring 100 Europe Finalist companies at its Red Herring Europe 2009 Conference, which was held March 31- April 2, at the Berlin Radisson Hotel.

About Red Herring
Red Herring is a global media company which unites 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 newsletters 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. More information about Red Herring is available on the Internet at

TellmeTwin is a people matching and recommendations website. Users map their character to find their people who think like them and use their profile to discover: paintings, movies, music, books, hotels, restaurants, travel spots... the list goes on.

Character mapping on TellmeTwin is done through personality tests and the rating of likes and dislikes, interests and experiences. Users can rate literally anything they love or hate. The data is user generated; if it doesn’t already exist in our database they create it wiki-style. Through data mining we match users with their Good or Evil twins. Good twins are those who are most similar to the user and Evil twins are people with polar opposite characteristics and preferences.

TellmeTwin is equally about content discovery and the matching of people.


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