WeMedia 2006 Sponsors

QUALCOMM is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2005 FORTUNE 500 company traded on the Nasdaq stock market under the ticker symbol QCOM.


Only NEIGHBORHOOD AMERICA provides you with the complete solution designed to help you engage your audience, build strong communities of interest, and offer your advertisers effective interactive marketing opportunities. Web-based and easy to use, Neighborhood America’s solutions empower you to easily manage the capture and review of online content including audience feedback, large video and audio files, images and surveys – without worrying about resources or your network. So go ahead.encourage citizen journalists to help you break the next big story; launch the next wildly successful advertising campaign; or cast next season’s hottest new reality stars. With the help of our solution, the sky’s the limit. Find out how Neighborhood America is helping media companies interact with millions of audience members by visiting us online at neighborhoodamerica.com .

The Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) industry group at Deloitte consists of more than 500 partners, directors and senior managers supported by other specialists dedicated to helping clients evaluate complex issues, develop fresh approaches to problems and implement practical solutions. We understand the challenges linked to decreased technology spending, industry convergence and new management strategies. Our greatest strengths include our professional principles, multidisciplinary capabilities and outstanding thought leadership publications – which all add up to a wealth of trusted and worthy resources. We invest heavily in TMT industry-specific training, audit approach, research and knowledge management, to ensure that our people are continually learning and applying global best practice to our clients. This means we deliver a more informed service, tailored to each client, which focuses on key issues and risks, and draws on global best practice and knowledge in each industry area.


THE NEWSMARKET: Global journalists – representing 7,500 media outlets in 140 countries – visit www.thenewsmarket.com to search, preview and download free broadcast-standard video for their news stories. The NewsMarket services journalists at all European stations, including the BBC, ITN, ARD, RAI, TF1, TVE, the U.S. networks and international media, including CNN and Bloomberg, and agencies like Reuters and APTN. Its fastest-growing user base is in Asia and the Middle East, within Channel News Asia, ZeeNews, CCTV and Dubai TV. Organizations such as Adidas, UNICEF, World Bank, BMW, PUMA, Google, Yahoo!, Volvo and the UK Ministry of Defence use The NewsMarket to distribute video content in support of their media relations. The NewsMarket has operations in London, New York, San Francisco, Munich, Singapore, Hong Kong and Mumbai. For more information, visit www.thenewsmarket.com.


TOPIX.NET: Founded in 2002 with the specific mission of providing users with the ability to quickly and easily find targeted news on the Internet, Topix.net is a news aggregator with unique technology to find and categorize news into 300,000 topics, from Autos to ZIP code level local news. Topix.net enables Internet users to talk back to the news through a network of over 300,000 local and topical news discussion forums. Topix.net is a privately held company with equal investment from Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), Knight-Ridder, Inc. (NYSE: KRI) and Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB). Topix.net distributes content via partnerships with Citysearch, Ask Jeeves, My Yahoo!, Bloglines, Metro Newspapers, Newsgator, Findory, Wondir, Infospace, Link Silicon Valley and HelloMetro.com

PLUCK Corporation’s mission is to empower media companies to embrace and monetize open content models. With a suite of social media products, Pluck transforms how online editorial teams and their site users discover, create and distribute information. Powered by Pluck, publishers can aggregate rich content, build vibrant communities, foster user-generated content and deliver new syndication services. Pluck SiteLife products enable capabilities ranging from community blogs, to photo galleries, comments, submissions, user profiles and more. A hosted and managed software platform ensures seamless site integration, editorial management, search and other shared services. Ultimately, Pluck products increase user registrations, time on site, page views and revenue. Clients and partners of Pluck Corporation include CNET, Cox Newspapers, The Hearst Corporation, Reuters, TheStreet.com and The Washington Post. The company is backed by $10M in funding from Mayfield and Austin Ventures. More information is available on www.pluck.com. To explore a meeting, please email bizdev@pluck.com.


WORLD EDITORS FORUM: The Paris-based World Editors Forum is the organisation of the World Association of Newspapers that represents senior news executives. WEF publishes The Editors Weblog, a unique professional source for editors around the world seeking advice on newsroom management, editorial quality, online strategies and citizen journalism. WEF is a platform where you can share ideas, experiences and new initiatives on how to defend editorial excellence.

TECHNORATI is the world’s leading authority on what’s happening in the world of blogs. Currently tracking more than 30 million blogs in near real-time, Technorati surfaces new content within moments of its being published. With services for bloggers, readers of blogs and businesses interested in the blogosphere, Technorati helps you to see who’s saying what — right now — on the world wide web.

The Guardian is currently the UK’s ‘Newspaper of the Year’ and its website, Guardian Unlimited, is the UK’s most popular online newspaper, with a massive global audience. Last September the Guardian relaunched in the ‘Berliner’ format, a UK first, combining the sensibility of a broadsheet with the convenience of a smaller format. Since this, the paper’s circulation has achieved sustained growth, outperforming its market. Last year Guardian Unlimited was the first UK newspaper to win a Webby, the Oscar’s of the Internet, and in this year’s awards the paper is short-listed in two categories, once again demonstrating that the Guardian is firmly established as one of the world’s leading news brands.

Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide is a global communications firm built upon the best brand-building heritage. In this age of complex, networked marketing, our strengths in consumer marketing, corporate communications, social marketing, health, public affairs, technology, entertainment and our new 360 degree Digital Influence offering fuel innovative and creative solutions for the most important brands: our clients.

The United Nations University (UNU), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with Research and Training Programmes in Africa, North America, South America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East contributes, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the global problems that are the concern of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States. UNU is 1) an international community of scholars 2) serves as a bridge between the United Nations and the international academic community 3) a think-tank for the United Nations system and 4) a builder of capacities, particularly in developing countries.

Mapable Headquartered in Texas, specializes in developing highly interactive online messaging solutions. It is a web-based chat service enabling anyone to automatically create chatrooms to discuss blog posts, online articles, pictures or anyone else you may feel like spawning a discussion for. Businesses use Mapable Chat to create, fully customize and integrate chat-based applications into their websites and corporate blogs. Chatrooms can be created just by composing a URL and anyone who follows the link is placed into the chatroom. All chat conversations are searchable and chatroom owners can easily edit conversation archives. Any chatroom can be imported into any website and with a subscription can be customized to give it have a very unique look and feel matching the style of the hosting site.

WINKsite is the quickest, savviest, and most cost-effective way to build a mobile audience. Our publishing tools let you simply and easily add your information to the mobile web in ways that thrill mobile users — and immediately put your new experience in the hands of users around the world. Before WINKsite, launching a successful mobile site was difficult, expensive, and frustrating. Now, with our RSS-driven publishing services, it’s quick and easy for web site publishers to build mobile communities and to promote them. WINKsite aggregates thousands of communities into a portal where mobile and broadband users find each other by interest and location.

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