IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--YouMail, Inc. (www.youmail.com), the mobile industry’s premier consumer voicemail service announced that it has been selected as a finalist for both the Red Herring 100 and the Webware 100 recognition lists.
These recognitions come on the heels of a recent announcement regarding several new product features, underscoring the company’s commitment to innovation. Yesterday, the company announced speech-to-text capability and “smart greetings” to its ever-growing list of fun and useful features. With the new speech-to-text transcription service YouMail will deliver transcribed voicemail messages to users’ email inboxes or via text message. And now with smart greetings, YouMail can automatically greet callers with their own name.
“YouMail is flattered to be named as finalists on two of the tech industry’s most well-respected recognition lists,” said Alex Quilici, CEO of YouMail. “We are the only service dedicated to building a fun, useful and easy to use consumer voicemail service and these recognitions speak to the quality of our innovative service.”
YouMail provides consumers with a free cell phone voicemail service that allows them to better express their personality and be more productive. YouMail users can personalize greetings based on caller ID – recording greetings themselves, or easily choosing from a large and growing library of user-generated greetings and away messages. YouMail users can also access their cell phone voicemail over the Web or in their e-mail, to easily share special voicemails and save them forever.
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 such as 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. Red Herring will honor the 100 Finalist companies at its Red Herring North America 2008 event on May 12-14 in San Jose.
The Webware 100 recognizes the best Web 2.0 sites, services and applications that are leading the next wave of technology innovation. This year, nearly 5,000 Web 2.0 services were nominated by Webware readers and from these, 300 finalists were selected by CNET editors. YouMail was selected as one of the finalists in the Communications category. Webware is expected to announce the winning companies on April 21 at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco.
YouMail, Inc is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA. YouMail provides a free, dramatically better cell phone voicemail service that allows users to better express their personality and be more productive through a collection of unique and powerful features, and the leveraging of the YouMail community of users. The service has a growing set of distribution partnerships with major mobile service and content providers. To learn more and sign up for the free YouMail service, go to http://www.youmail.com.