Results based on answers to surveys completed by vlingo employees
Cambridge, Mass. (June 10, 2008) – The Boston Business Journal today recognized vlingo as one of the greater Boston area’s “Best Places to Work” when it announced its annual ranking of 60 small, midsized and large companies that are considered the best places to work based on survey responses from employees of the nominated companies. Vlingo and staff were honored at an awards breakfast this morning.
“Being recognized by the Boston Business Journal as one of the ‘Best Places to Work’ is a distinct honor for a company like vlingo,” said Dave Grannan, CEO, vlingo. “We launched our beta service last summer and since then, our momentum has been made possible by our employees’ hard work and dedication. Vlingo is now live as the voice power for Yahoo! oneSearchTM, with much more to come over the next six months. We could not have achieved this without the people on the ground, making it happen each and every day.”
“This is one of our most popular events because it focuses on both employer and employees,” said Michael Olivieri, publisher of the Boston Business Journal. “We have found that achieving the title of ‘Best Place to Work’ is something companies are very proud to achieve because it shows they care about their most important asset – their employees.”
The “Best Places to Work” ranking is based on surveys completed by a substantial number of employees at each nominated company. The surveys ask questions related to work environment, work-life balance, job satisfaction, advancement opportunities, compensation and benefits. This year’s top ranking firms were chosen from 392 nominations – a record number of submissions in the six-year history of the Best Places to Work. Companies are grouped based on their number of employees, as large (more than 500 employees), midsize (101-500 local employees) and small (20-100 local employees).
Vlingo is a voice-powered user interface that unlocks access to mobile phone wireless data services. Vlingo allows users to speak or type into any vlingo-enabled text box and get accurate, easy and consistent access to all the information, entertainment and communication made possible through today’s mobile applications. By giving consumers control of the mobile Internet with the power of their voices, vlingo provides a quantum leap in usability for mobile data services that are currently restricted by limited user interfaces. IDC has named vlingo one of the “Ten Emerging Mobile Players to Watch in 2008.” The company secured its venture capital financing from Charles River Ventures, Sigma Partners and Yahoo! Inc. Founded in 2006, vlingo is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Why tap when you can talk? www.vlingo.com.