Two days ago red herring announced that what plista named a finalist of Red Herring 100 Europe Berlin, March 25, 2009 Two days ago announced that herring red plista what named a finalist of Red Herring 100 Europe, award given to the top 100 private technology companies based in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region each year. Dominik Matyka, CEO of plista states: \”the whole plista team is delighted with the nomination.\” Being among the finalists of Red Herring 100 again underlines, that we are on the right track with our business model. Emergency of only this nomination, but so several surveys show that there is a strong need for personalization and people are fed up with the level of information they get confronted with day by day. This is where plista comes into play.\” \”This year’s impressive list of submissions from companies demonstrates Europe’s growing role as a major center of innovation in the global technology sector,\” said red herring Publisher Alex Vieux. \”The exceptional accomplishments of European technology startups and entrepreneurs are a testament to the rapid advancements being made in building the European \”innovation ecosystem.\” Red Herring’s lists of top private companies are important part of the publication’s tradition of identifying new and innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs. Companies like 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’s editorial staff rigorously evaluated several hundred private companies through a careful analysis of financial data and subjective criteria, including quality of management, execution of strategy, and dedication to research and development. Red Herring will honor the Red Herring 100 Europe finalist companies at its red herring Europe 2009 Conference. Scheduled for March 31-April 2, at the Berlin Radisson Hotel. This intimate, day event will explore how European firms are leading the 2 1/2 batch in many technology sectors, gaining a competitive advantage, and driving entrepreneurial success in ways that create business opportunities for challengers and incumbents alike.