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PodZinger Awarded for Best Web 2.0 Application at the 2006 MITX Technology Awards


Tuesday, June 13, 2006; 09:23 AM

PodZinger (www.podzinger.com), a podcast search engine that enables full-text search, has been selected as a winner in the category of Best Web 2.0 Application for the 2006 MITX Technology Awards. The MITX Technology Awards, produced by the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange, recognize innovative technologies developed in the New England area, as well as the individuals and organizations responsible for driving these advancements. Honorees for this year's awards were announced Wednesday, June 7 in a ceremony at The Four Season's Hotel in Boston.

"The MITX Technology Awards celebrate innovation in our community and confirm that great technologies for building digital businesses are being created in New England," said Kiki Mills, executive director of MITX. "This year's honorees competed against more nominees than ever before and are very deserving of the recognition these awards bestow."

PodZinger uses speech-to-text technology to create a text index of the audio, which enables users to search for content anywhere within audio and video files and jump directly to the point where their keyword is spoken. By improving the relevance of audio and video search, PodZinger connects users directly with the topics that interest them, and helps advertisers better direct their messages to audiences.

"We're delighted to have won the MITX Award for Best Web 2.0 application and to be recognized as an innovative leader in the digital industry," noted Alex Laats, president, PodZinger. "PodZinger's full-text search capability provides unprecedented access into audio and video content."

The Awards were presented Wednesday, June 7 at a ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel attended by 200 of the region's top technology and business professionals. Additional award honorees included Nicholas Negroponte, Chairman, One Laptop Per Child and the Co-Founder of the MIT Media Lab, who was inducted into the MITX Innovation Hall of Fame. For a full list of winners go to http://www.mitx.org/technologyawards/finalists_winners.aspx?year=2006.

The 2006 MITX Technology Awards were sponsored by Backbone Media, LewisPR, Nixon Peabody LLP, Oracle and Technology Review.



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