Stockholm, Sweden (PressExposure) February 04, 2009 -- alaTest, the market and technology leader in product quality information, Reviews of Digital Camera, Best Cell Phones Price Comparions and Ratings, TV Reviews, Top GPS Reviews. today announced that it has won the âRed Herring Top Global 100 Awardâ as one of the top technology startups in the world. The award caps a year of unprecedented growth for alaTest in which the company achieved profitability, secured a large round of financing and expanded its client base to include companies like Kelkoo, Shopzilla, Neckermann, Sony Ericsson and Intel. The award is the second alaTest has received from Red Herring, which also named alaTest to its 2008 Top 100 Europe list.
The Red Herring editorial team rigorously reviewed 1,200 privately held companies from around the world to select the Global 100 winners. Red Herring 100 regional winners and finalists from North America, Europe, and Asia of the last three years are eligible for the award, and evaluation are based on both quantitative and qualitative criteria such as financial performance, innovation, management, and global strategy.
"I am incredibly proud of what alaTest with its small but highly skilled team has accomplished since the launch in 2005.To receive appreciation from our visitors are the absolute most importantâ, said Arie Struik, founder and CEO of alaTest. "Obviously itâs a fantastic opportunity to to meet some of the great greats within the Internet industry, such as Google, Yahoo and CNET in their own back yard in California where they already know us. It shows that our business model do not only present the aggregated reviews on our own portals but also on our clients sites is the right heading for alaTestâ.
alaTest has successfully built up a portal for product quality comparison as well as a unique method of syndication of aggregated product reviews for GPS, TV, GPS, Digital Camera, Laptop, Cell phone, Games etc. to business to business partners to increase sales on partner websites. The alaTest database currently holds almost five million reviews and alaTest websites served over 3.6 million visitors in December of 2008. The service is currently available in 15 markets, including USA, Germany, France, United Kingdom, China, and soon Japan.
"Winning the European award was great but of course winning the Global one the year after is a whole new level, especially here in the USâ, said a happy and grateful Arie Struik on site in Sand Diego to receive the award.
Arie Struik also participated in the expert panel of Web 3.0: Semantic Web.
About Red Herring
Red Herring is a global media company that unites the worldâs 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 insiderâs 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 http://www.redherring.com.
alaTestâ¢ is an independent, free online service that helps consumers with their purchasing decisions. Available on the Internet at www.alaTest.com the site provides a global, objectively aggregated product quality rating called the alaScoreâ¢. It also presents product reviews and pricing information. At present the database offers more than 4,900.000 product reviews with emphasis on consumer electronics from more than 1,000 international review sources such as Consumer Reports, CNET.com, PC World, Stiftung Warentest, etc.
For more information, please contact: Arie Struik
CEO and Founder of alaTest GÃ¤vlegatan 18A SE-113 30 Stockholm SWEDEN Tel: +46 8 30 12 75 Mob: +46 707 555 414 E-mail: arie at alaTest.com http://www.alaTest.com/