Information Industry Analysts from Outsell, Inc. Identify 20 Companies Destined to Shake up the Landscape in 2007

YouTube, Facebook,, Digg and Simply Hired are Among 20 to Watch

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YouTube, Facebook,, Simply Hired and Digg are among 20 companies that will shake up the information and publishing industries in 2007, according to a new report from EPS, an Outsell, Inc. company.

The second annual 20 to Watch report shows who is presenting competition and threats to traditional publishing companies leadership, and how the landscape of information delivery continues to be rocked. Analysts from Outsell owned-EPS Ltd provide company information on each of these 20 organizationsincluding their 2006 activities, 2007 plans, and industry impact.

Far more of the selected companies this year come from the search and technology categories, said Kate Worlock, research director, EPS. This demonstrates where valid, new challengers to traditional media will emerge.

This years 20 fall into six categories:

  • Search and data miningEndeca, Eurekster, GlobalSpec, and ZoomInfo.
  • Social networking and communitiesFacebook, and YouTube.
  • Bookmarking and taggingDigg.
  • Business modelsedgeio, Simply Hired and
  • Virtual worldsSecond Life.
  • TechnologiesDapper, Fronter, ITtoolbox, Mozilla Firefox, RuleBurst, Salesforce and Zimbra.


EPS and Outsell information industry analysts are available to discuss the report and individual companies. Journalists should contact Dawn Ringel, Warner Communications, 781-449-8456 or

Companies that would like to purchase this search report should contact Outsell at 650-342-6060 or


Outsell is the only market research and advisory company that focuses on the entire information industry, worldwide. Our analysts and consultants work with publishers and information providers to track and respond to competitors and disruptive new entrants, changing market demands of advertisers, users, and buyers, and new technology's impact. We also work with information management executives to benchmark spending and demonstrate best practices. Outsell invests significantly in original research each year, providing relevant, actionable, and fact-based recommendations. With Outsell, information industry clients optimize their business strategies, plans, and performance. Outsells headquarters are in Burlingame, CA, US and Outsell company EPS is based in London, UK. Visit us at


Warner Communications
Dawn Ringel, 781-449-8456


Warner Communications
Dawn Ringel, 781-449-8456